Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

MS. Rawlinson Or. 20 (Bodleian Library, Oxford University)

Oriental Manuscripts


Summary of Contents: Copy of حاجى خليفة مصطفى بن عبد الله کاتب چلبیḤācī Ḫalīfe Muṣṭafā bin ʻAbdullāh Kātib Çelebī's فذلکة التواریخ Feẕleketü l-tevārīḫ, a history of the Ottoman Empire from the end of the reign of Sulṭān Murād III to the seventh year of the reign of Sulṭān Muḥammed/Meḥmed IV.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: ff. 649
Dimensions (leaf): 30 × 14.3 cm.


Single column of 19 lines per page.


Script: Naskh. Scribe: احمد چلبی Aḥmad Çelebī


Origin: 25 Receb 1100 AH; 15 May 1689 CE

Provenance and Acquisition

The collections of Richard Rawlinson, d. 1755.

The Rawlinson bequest entered the Bodleian Library in 1756.

Record Sources

Manuscript description based on: Beeston, A. F. L. (Alfred Felix Landon); Ethé, Hermann, 1844-1917.; Sachau, Eduard, 1845-1930; Catalogue of the Persian, Turkish, Hindûstânî, and Pushtû manuscripts in the Bodleian Library, Oxford; at the Clarendon Press 1889-1953


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