Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

MS. Bod. Or. 41 (Bodleian Library, Oxford University)

Oriental Manuscripts


Summary of Contents: One small fragment of an anonymous Turkish Ḥamzanāme, which gives a legendary account of the companion of the Prophet, Ḥamzah ibn ʻAbd al-Muṭṭalib.

Language(s): Ottoman Turkish

Author: anonymous
Incipit: قلدلر امیر حمزه دربند اغزنده قوندی عیشه مشغول اولدی

Ethé (1930:§ (70) 2108) notes that the leaves of this manuscript have been rearranged out of order, and that the proper order of the folios is 1, 35, 6, 4, 5, 7, 34, 2, 3, 8-33, and 36-56, with a major lacuna in the text after folio 3.

Language(s): Ottoman Turkish


Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 56 folios
Dimensions (leaf): 22.2 × 14.6 cm.


Single column of 15 lines per page throughout.


Script: Clear nesta‘līḳ in black ink. Scribe unknown.


Origin: Date and place of origin unknown.

Provenance and Acquisition

Acquired by the Bodleian some time prior to 1716.

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