Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

MS. Turk. e. 49 (Bodleian Library, Oxford University)

Oriental Manuscripts


3 works by 3 authors on the subjects of Divination, Islam, and Qasidas

1. ff. 3r-14r

Divination by verses of the Qurʼān, with explanation in Turkish

ff. 1, 2, 14v-52v contain various verses, transcripts of several hat-1 hümayun

Language(s): Arabic, Turkish


GAL I 67
2. ff. 53, 54

ff. 55, 56 are blank; f. 57 contains miscellaneous verses

Language(s): Arabic


GAL I 435, 6
3. ff. 58v-59v
Author: Anonymous
Title: Qaṣīdah

In praise of God, beginning “Badaʼtu bi-bism Allāh rūḥī bihi ihtadat.” [Metre ṭawīl]

ff. 60v-85v (ult.) contain verses in Persian and Turkish, and legal transcripts

Language(s): Arabic


Appendix Poetry

Physical Description

Form: codex
12 ff. 2 ff. 2 ff.


Origin: n.d. n.d. n.d.

Provenance and Acquisition

[Any information about a single identifiable episode in the life of the manuscript between origin and acquisition]

Record Sources

Manuscript description based on the Bodleian Library's public card index of Arabic manuscripts with additional enhancements by the OCIMCO project team.


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