Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

ms24(o) (University of St Andrews Library, Special Collections, University of St Andrews)

Oriental Manuscripts

Contents

1 copy of اخلاق محسنی by Kāshifī, Husayn Vāʻiz, d. 1504 or 5

An exposition of Islamic Ethics. This is one of the best known Persian ethical works and was originally composed in AH 900/AD 1495, and dedicated to Abu l'Muhsin, a son of Abu 'l Ghazi Sultan Husayn Baykara.

Rubric: باب اول در عبادت
Incipit: (basmalla) بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم حضرت پادشاه
Explicit: اخلاق محسني به تمامي توشته
Colophon: تمت الرساله اخلاقي المحسني بضياث الملل الاحسني
Final rubric: باب أربعون در پست خدمت
Language(s): Persian

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 115ff.
Dimensions (leaf):
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Collation

Layout

Hand(s)

Naskhi

Additions:
  • marginalia Marginal notes in
  • orthography
  • paper

Binding

History

Origin: AH 900 AH; AD 1495 CE

Record Sources

Record based on Handlist held in University of St Andrews Library, Special Collections, with additional enhancements by the Fihrist team

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