Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Mxt. 1408 (Arabic Commentaries on the Hippocratic Aphorisms project)

Arabic Commentaries on the Hippocratic Aphorisms project collection

Contents

Summary of Contents: This manuscript contains commentary on the book of Aphorisms attributed to Hippocrates.

Original manuscript held at Austrian National Library, Österreichische Nationalbibliothek.

This MS claims to be Kīshī ’s commentary rather than a gloss by ‘Abd al-Raḥmān al-Ṭabīb. Based on a survey of Vi1, it appears that Kīshī’s work is not a commentary (sharḥ) as much as a paraphrase of each aphorism. The introduction begins on f. 57b. The beginning of each Book is as follows: Bk1: 57b; Bk2: 58b; Bk3: 59b; Bk4: 61a; Bk5: 62b; Bk6: 64b; Bk7: 65a. Since it is a gloss, it is not clear whether it contains all of al-Kīshī’s text. The aphorisms are not cited verbatim, and commentaries on several aphorisms are omitted.

Language(s): Arabic

References

Helene Loebenstein 1970, Katalog der arabischen Handschriften der Österreichischen Nationalbibliothek: Neuerwerbungen 1868-1968 1: Codices mixti ab Nr 74 pages189,283189, 283 http://www.manuscripta-mediaevalia.de/hs/katalogseiten/HSK0786_b0189_jpg.htm

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 9 leaves (ff. 57b-65b)
Dimensions (leaf):

Layout

One column with 17 lines

Additions:

The copy has been collated with the exemplar. The copyist has entered many corrections in the margins.

History

Origin: The copy is unnamed and undated. Loebenstein estimates the date of copying around 15th century CE.

Availability

Original manuscript held at Austrian National Library, Österreichische Nationalbibliothek.


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