Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

MS. S. Digby Or. 233 (Bodleian Library, Oxford University)

Oriental Manuscripts Simon Digby Oriental Collection


Part [132-199 AH / 750-814 CE] of al-Kāmil fī al-taʼrīkh by Ibn al-Athīr, ʿIzz al-Dīn, 1160-1233

Incipit: على رغم انفك يا ماصّ بظر امّه فقال له ابو العباس مه وامر ابا سلمة بالعود الى معسكره
Explicit: وبقى الناس بعرفه فصلى بهم رجل من عرض الناس بغير خٌطبة ودفعوا من عرفه بغير امام. وكان حسين بن حسن بسرف يخاف دخول مكه حتى خرج اليه

Part of the work, covering the beginings of the Abbasid Caliphate, years between 132-199 AH / 750-814 CE. Lacking few pages from the beginning of the period, as well as the end of year 199 AH / 814 CE. A descriptive title is added in the beginning: تاريخ احوال بنى العباس وما وقع فى زمن خلافتهم.

Brief collation notes on different pages: "بلغ", and a detailed one on the end folio states: بلغ مقابله حسب الطاقة علي اصله الذي كتب منه

Contains rubrications and corrections

Language(s): Arabic

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: Paper with different watermarks.
Extent: ff.165
Dimensions (leaf): 24.4 × 12.8 cm.
Dimensions (written): 16.5





Oriental binding, red and black leather, with criss-cross pattern



Provenance and Acquisition

Donated to the Bodleian Libraries by the Trustees of the Simon Digby Memorial Charity, April 2015

Record Sources

Manuscript description provided by the Fihrist team.


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