Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

ms. 47284 (SOAS Library, School of Oriental and African Studies)

Special Collections

Contents

Summary of Contents: 2 works by anonymous authors on the subjects of Mawwāl, Folk poetry, Arabic poetry, and Arabic proverbs
1.
Title: Mawwālāt

218 stanzas of Colloquial Egyptian poetry accompanied by an Italian translation as far as stanza 128

Incipit: * خذ حرف اثنين يا من قد تريد وسمى ميتين واثنين فوق الحرف واستسمى

Language(s): Arabic

References

2.
Title: Amthāl
Title: امثال

A collection of proverbs

Incipit: سنة الخرا اربعة وعشرين شهر ... تروح سنين الخرا وتبقى معايرها

Language(s): Arabic

References

Physical Description

Form: codex
3a-80a f. 82b-85a f.
Dimensions (leaf): 21.5 × 16 cm.
Dimensions (written): 13.5 × 11.5 cm.

Layout

Hand(s)

Neat naskhi hand

History

Provenance and Acquisition

Presented by Major C. J. Murray

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".

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.

Subjects

  • Mawwāl
  • Folk poetry, Arabic
  • Arabic poetry--Egypt
  • Arabic proverbs

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