Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

ms. 45022 (SOAS Library, School of Oriental and African Studies)

Special Collections

Contents

3 works by 3 authors on the subject of Islamic poetry

1.

Two fragments of a poem on the victory the Prophet Muhammad over the Byzantine Emperor Heraclius

Language(s): Swahili

References

2.

A poem in Swahili on Muhammad's victory over the army of Qatirifu

Language(s): Swahili

References

3.

A poem on the legend of Moses protecting Gabriel disguised as a dove from Michael disguised as a hawk

Language(s): Swahili

References

Physical Description

Form: codex
1-30 f 31-48 f 49-51 f
Dimensions (leaf):
Dimensions (written):

Layout

Hand(s)

Clearly vocalised Swahili hand

History

Origin:

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" and "Swahili Manuscripts Collections"

Availability

Entry to read in the Library is permitted only on presentation of a valid reader's card for admissions procedures contact SOAS Archives and Special Collections Admissions. Contact docenquiry@soas.ac.uk for further information on the availability of this manuscript. Microfiche copy available for purchase from : Brill - IDC Publishers.


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