Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

RAS Persian 161. (Library, Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland)

Persian Manuscripts


Summary of Contents: 1 copy of Sharaf-nāmah-i shāhī by Ḥāfiẓ-i Tanīsh ibn Mīr Muḥammad Bukhārī, 16th cent.

Ff. 28-end is in more than one hand and may contain sections of different compositions. Part is concerned with the rulers of Astrakhan. Apparently, not so much 'A Short History of the Sultans of Mawara al-Nahr' as a fragment of the Sharaf-namah. This is stated in a note inserted in the MS. It begins with an account of Changiz Khan's wives and sons.

Incipit: Incipit, after rubric: Pushidah namanad ki Khan-i Rustam-nishai Changiz Khan
Language(s): Persian.


Storey, i, pp. 374-5.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: Folios 31
Dimensions (leaf): 7.5 × 5.25 in.


13 and 18 lines on a page




Origin: A.H. 1070. (Colophon on f27b)

Provenance and Acquisition

Presented by Sir Alexander Burnes.


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