Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

I.O. Islamic 4615 (St. Pancras, British Library)

Oriental Manuscripts

Contents

1 copy of Shīrāznāmah by Zarkūb Shīrāzī, Aḥmad ibn Abī al-Khayr, 1282?-1387

A history of Shīrāz, with biographies of the rulers of Fārs and the famous Shaikhs and Imams of Shīrāz, down to the year 744

This copy lacks the first folio, and the text ends on 141b

Language(s): Persian
0.

The remainder of the manuscript contains the following:—

f. 142-161a
Title: Fragments of Islamic and pre-Islamic history
f. 161b-167b
Title: A biography of the Būyid Az̤ud al-Daulah (d. 372/982)
f. 168-172
Title: A legendary account of Nebuchadnezzar

References

For a more detailed description see Arberry 1939, page 384.
For a more detailed description see Storey 1927, page 351.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 172 ff
Dimensions (leaf): 7.4 × 3.5 in.
Dimensions (written): 4.8

Layout

Hand(s)

ordinary Persian nastaʻlīq

Decoration

Water-stained

Additions:

Some folios torn

History

Origin: Ramadan 1075 AH

Record Sources

Manuscript description based on A. J. Arberry: Hand-List of Islamic Manuscripts acquired by the India Office Library, 1936–8. Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society (New Series) (1939), 71: pp 353-396

Availability

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Funding of Cataloguing

BL


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