Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

ms. 41384 (SOAS Library, School of Oriental and African Studies)

Special Collections


2 works by 2 authors on the subjects of Idris and Kanem-Bornu Empire

Filiation: There is another manuscript of this work in Royal Asiatic Society Library, RAS Arabic 29

Published in : A Sudanic Chronicle: the Bornu Expeditions of Idris Alauma (1564-1576), Dierk Lange, Stuttgart, 1987

Incipit: اعلموا انما بعثنا على هذا التدوين في هذا الوقت ما راينا من تاليف الشيخ الفقيه مسفرمه عمر بن عثمان فى عصر سلطانه الملك العادل الورع ... ادريس بن علي بن احمد بن عثمان بن ادريس الحاج

Language(s): Arabic


Author: Anonymous
Incipit: بن الملك (‎وامه مكيه) ‎اولهم السلطان سيف بن ديازن ... بغداد هو بنى سكاسي وقيل كساكي
Language(s): Arabic

Physical Description

Form: codex
fol. 1b-138a 24 × 18 cm. 17 × 12 cm. fol. 140a-148b 24 × 18 cm. 17 × 12 cm.


West African Maghribi >


Origin: 1269 AH; 1853 CE

Provenance and Acquisition

in 20th century.

Record Sources

"Manuscript description based on Adam Gacek : Catalogue of the Arabic manuscripts in the Library of the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, 1981".


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