Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Or. 5858 (St. Pancras, British Library)

Oriental Manuscripts

A number of medical treatises

Contents

Summary of Contents: 6 works by 4 authors on the subjects of Medicine, Science, Pharmacopeias, Horsemanship, Ethics—Iran, and Ethics
1. ff 2r-82r

Written in 850

Language(s): Persian

References

Meredith-Owens 1968, page 27.
2. ff 156v-161v

17th-18th century

Language(s): Persian

References

Meredith-Owens 1968, page 27.
3. ff 162r-187r

In the same hand as the next work in this volume

Language(s): Persian

References

Meredith-Owens 1968, page 27.
4. ff 188r-204r

On the properties of animal, vegetable, and mineral substances

Translated from Arabic in 626 and copied in 875

In the margin there are also miscellaneous medical notes, for instance on 108r-124r and 132r-161r

Language(s): Persian

References

Meredith-Owens 1968, page 27.
5. ff 124r-125r

A mas̲navī on farriery

Language(s): Persian

References

Meredith-Owens 1968, page 27.
6. ff 125r-131v

A compendium of ethics, medicine, etc

Copied in 1267

Language(s): Persian

References

Meredith-Owens 1968, page 27.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 204 ff
Dimensions (leaf): 25.4 × 14 cm.
Dimensions (written):

History

Origin: 17th-19th century CE

Record Sources

Manuscript description based on G. M. Meredith-Owens: Handlist of Persian manuscripts 1895-1966. London, 1968, with additional enhancements.

Availability

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Subjects

  • Medicine, Arab--History
  • Medicine, Persian
  • Science--Islamic Empire--History
  • Pharmacopeias
  • Horsemanship--Early works to 1800
  • Ethics—Iran
  • Ethics--Early works to 1800

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