Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Or. 8106 (St. Pancras, British Library)

Oriental Manuscripts

Miscellany

Contents

Summary of Contents: 13 works by 6 authors on the subjects of Persian literature, Persian poetry, Shiites, Martyrdom, Muslim martyrs, Sufism, Viziers, Iran, Mythology, Heroes, India—History, Mogul Empire, Mongols, Islam, Lexicography, and Muḥammad
1. 6v-11r ff
Title: Preface

Dedicated to Abū al-Ghāzī Ḥusayn Bayqarā ابو الغازی حسین بیقرا

Language(s): Persian

References

For a more detailed description see Glyn Meredith-Owens: Handlist of Persian Manuscripts, 1895-1966. [London]: Trustees of the British Museum, 1968, p.94.
2. 11v-31v ff
Title: Poems

Preceded by a short preface

Language(s): Persian

References

For a more detailed description see Glyn Meredith-Owens: Handlist of Persian Manuscripts, 1895-1966. [London]: Trustees of the British Museum, 1968, p.94.
3. 32r-32v ff
Language(s): Persian

References

For a more detailed description see Glyn Meredith-Owens: Handlist of Persian Manuscripts, 1895-1966. [London]: Trustees of the British Museum, 1968, p.94.
4. 33v-105r ff

Dated 1140

Language(s): Persian

References

For a more detailed description see Glyn Meredith-Owens: Handlist of Persian Manuscripts, 1895-1966. [London]: Trustees of the British Museum, 1968, p.94.
5. 106v-129v ff

The sayings of Bahā’ al-Dīn Naqshband

Dated 1141

Language(s): Persian

References

For a more detailed description see Glyn Meredith-Owens: Handlist of Persian Manuscripts, 1895-1966. [London]: Trustees of the British Museum, 1968, p.94.
6. 130r-156r ff
Title: Dastūr
Title: دستور

Imperfect at the end

Language(s): Persian

References

For a more detailed description see Glyn Meredith-Owens: Handlist of Persian Manuscripts, 1895-1966. [London]: Trustees of the British Museum, 1968, p.94.
7. 157v-170r ff

A short historical tract

Dated 1135

Language(s): Persian

References

For a more detailed description see Glyn Meredith-Owens: Handlist of Persian Manuscripts, 1895-1966. [London]: Trustees of the British Museum, 1968, p.94.
8. 171r-323r ff

A general history of India

Ṭabaqah I only, lacking introduction and imperfect at the end

Language(s): Persian

References

For a more detailed description see Glyn Meredith-Owens: Handlist of Persian Manuscripts, 1895-1966. [London]: Trustees of the British Museum, 1968, p.94.
9. 340v-513v ff

An anonymous history of Genghis Khan, 1162-1227 چنگیز خان

Preceded by an Arabic tract, some Urdu poems, and two short Persian religious tracts all on folios 331r-339v

Dated 1145

Language(s): Persian, Urdu, and Arabic

References

For a more detailed description see Glyn Meredith-Owens: Handlist of Persian Manuscripts, 1895-1966. [London]: Trustees of the British Museum, 1968, p.94.
10. 516r-534v ff

An extract from a history of the Sharqī dynasty of Jaunpur, followed by short tracts of a religious character, poems, an Arabic tract

Language(s): Persian and Arabic

References

For a more detailed description see Glyn Meredith-Owens: Handlist of Persian Manuscripts, 1895-1966. [London]: Trustees of the British Museum, 1968, p.94.
11. 541v-548v ff
Language(s): Persian

References

For a more detailed description see Glyn Meredith-Owens: Handlist of Persian Manuscripts, 1895-1966. [London]: Trustees of the British Museum, 1968, p.94.
12. 554r-571r ff
Language(s): Persian

References

For a more detailed description see Glyn Meredith-Owens: Handlist of Persian Manuscripts, 1895-1966. [London]: Trustees of the British Museum, 1968, p.94.
13. 572r-574r ff

Different hands

Language(s): Persian

References

For a more detailed description see Glyn Meredith-Owens: Handlist of Persian Manuscripts, 1895-1966. [London]: Trustees of the British Museum, 1968, p.94.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 575 ff
Dimensions (leaf): 27 × 16.3 cm.

History

Origin: Mostly18th 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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