Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Wadh.Minasian 427 (The Ferdowsi Library, Wadham College, University of Oxford)

Oriental Manuscripts Minasian Collection

Collection 56

A collection of two works

Physical Description

Extent: 44 ff.

Binding

Leather, black, 11 × 15.5 cm, front + back cover, single layer of leather only.

Ruled stamped edges

Condition

Head band and binding in disarray

History

Provenance and Acquisition

Donated to The Ferdowsi Library by Dr Caro Minasian in 1972.

1) Persian Catalogue Sequence Number 2

Contents

Summary of Contents: Ādāb al-baḥs̱ is a general name for a range of books on logic in Arabic and Persian that Muslim scholars have written under the subject of argument methods. The purpose of writing such books was to educate researchers, teachers, and speakers to base statements of their compositions or discussions on strong logical foundations.
ff. 1b-24b
Language(s): Arabic

Argumentation

The author of this copy is unknown. He has organized his work in 6 'lessons' [sections]: 1. Aqsām al-munāẓarat al-vāqiʿah, 2. Aḥvāl al-manʿ, 3. Aḥvāl al-muʿāriz̤ah, 4. Aḥvāl-i aqsām al-munāẓarat al-maẕkūrah, 5. al-Munāẓarat al-vāqiʿah fī al-taʿrīfāt, 6. Maʿnī al-ẕāt va al-ʿarz̤iyāt.

Incipit: بسمله، الحمد لمن علمنا علم المناظره مع المخالفین بادله النقل و البرهان… و بعد فهذه سطور فی حل تنبیهات شریفه شریفیه واقعه فی قواعد علم آداب البحث و اصطلاحاته احررها شفقه علی الطالبین للمسایل… اعلم ایها الطالب ان هذه الرساله مشتمله علی سته تنبیهات… الاوّل فی اقسام المناظره الواقعه… الثانی فی احوال المنع و الثالث فی احوال المعارضه الرابع فی احوال اقسام المناظره المذکوره… والخامس فی المناظره الواقعه فی التعریفات والسادس فی معنی الذات و العرضیات…
Explicit: … اشاره الی هذا التحقیق فانه غایه التحقیق فی المرام والله الموفق للانام و بیده ازمه الفیض و الالهام هذا… اوردنا اتمامه و نهایه ما قصدنا اختتامه فالحمد للغنی علی ما قصدنا و الموفق لما اردنا. تم یوم الاثنین فی احدی و عشرین من شهر ذیقعده الحرام سنه ۹۴۱ من هجره النبویه علیه التحیه و علیه السلام.
Colophon: و تم … هذه‌النسخه فی اربع عشرین من شهر ذیحجه الحرام فی سنه ۹۶۵.

The transcription of the treatise has occurred 24 years after the time of compilation.

References

Sequence Number in the Persian Catalogue:

  • FAW 2

Similar Copies in Other Libraries:

  • AQR 566, 569, 570
  • MAJ 5/213, 345-346, 410-411, 7/144, 9/40, 407-408, 521, 596, 610-611, 10/1-2, 30, 1221, 1289, 1290, 14/62
  • MNL 1/318-319, 7/87-88, 304
  • NLI 3/440, 441, 9/180, 222-223, 340-343, 10/340
  • UTL 10/1670, 11/2467-2468, 13/3080-3103, 3149, 14/3933, 3934, 4030

Similar Copies listed in Other Catalogues:

  • ALZ 1/13-14, 30-31
  • ARP 3
  • FAP 1/47
  • FAM 2/1490-1491
  • KAS 1/38-39

Physical Description

Support: Western paper (watermark), natural buff, thick Corrosion on the last folio of the [second] treatise. Edge mending of last folios by paper.
Dimensions (leaf): 15 × 10.5 cm.
Dimensions (written): 10 × 5.5 cm.

Collation

ff. 1b-24b

Layout

14 lines per page

Hand(s)

Cursive nastaʿliq, regular, several hands, (border), cursive nastaʿliq on three folios

Additions: Stamp on f. 1a: square-shaped and belonging to the donor. Stamp monogram is illegible and only these words can be read: بعهد سلطان … الوقف … عبدالله… . On ff. 1-2: a Hadith quoted from the prophet of Islam; note on the donation of the book on 29 Rajab [1]139 AH. in the city of Qazvin. First two folios are stuck to each other, and openning comments are removed.

History

Origin: Unknown place of origin; 965 AH; 1558 CE

2) Persian Catalogue Sequence Number 494

Contents

ff. 25a-44b
Language(s): Arabic

Argumentation

Incipit: ||…طلبه و کل ما هو خارج عن علم و تعین فی طلبه و فهو ما یعد من المقدمه…
Explicit: … لانه لا یصدق علی الملتمس و الفصل… فان قلت کذا یصدق علی النوع…||

References

Sequence Number in the Persian Catalogue:

  • FAW 494

Similar Copies in Other Libraries:

  • AQR 566, 569, 570
  • MAJ 5/213, 345-346, 410-411, 7/144, 9/40, 407-408, 521, 596, 610-611, 10/1-2, 30, 1221, 1289, 1290, 14/62
  • MNL 1/318-319, 7/87-88, 304
  • NLI 3/440, 441, 9/180, 222-223, 340-343, 10/340
  • UTL 10/1670, 11/2467-2468, 13/3080, 3103, 3149, 14/3933, 3934, 4030

Similar Copies listed in Other Catalogues:

  • ALZ 1/13-14, 30-31
  • ARP 3
  • DEN 6/391-397
  • FAM 2/1490-1491
  • FAP 1/47
  • KAS 1/38-39

Physical Description

Support: Western paper (watermark), natural buff, one size
Dimensions (leaf): 15 × 11 cm.
Dimensions (written): 11 × 6 cm.

Collation

ff. 25a-44b

Layout

19 lines per page

Hand(s)

Cursive nastaʿliq, regular, one hand

Additions: Explenatory comments on three folios.

Partial pagination in pencil in ff. 1a-44b

History

Origin: Unknown place of origin; 10th Century AH; 16th Century CE

Additional Information

Record Sources

This record was created based on the information published in: Mir-Ansari, Ali, Catalogue of the Persian and Arabic Manuscripts in the Ferdowsi Library, Wadham College, University of Oxford (Minasian Collection), Tehran: Miras-e Maktoob, 2016.

Availability

Entry to the Library is permitted upon presentation of a valid university ID card (for admissions procedures, please visit Wadham College Library, Persian Studies Section). Please Contact persian.library@wadham.ox.ac.uk for further information on the availability of this manuscript.

Key to Abbreviations

  • ALZ: (الذریعه)
  • AQR: (Central Library of Astan Quds Razavi)
  • ARP: (فهرست کتاب‌های چاپی عربی)
  • DEN: (فهرستواره دست‌نوشته‌های ایران - دنا)
  • FAM: (فهرست نسخه‌های خطی فارسی)
  • FAP: (فهرست کتاب‌های چاپی فارسی)
  • FAW: (Ferdowsi Library, Wadham College, University of Oxford - Minasian Collection)
  • KAS: (کشف‌الظنون عن اسامی الکتب والفنون)
  • MAJ: (Library, Museum and Documentation Center of the Islamic Consultative Assembly)
  • MNL: (Mar'ashi Najafi Library)
  • NLI: (National Library of Iran)
  • UTL: (Central Library of University of Tehran)

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