Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

MS. Bruce 23 (Bodleian Library, Oxford University)

Oriental Manuscripts Bruce Collection


2 works by 2 authors on the subjects of Universal history and Caliphs

1. ff. 1-82

Muqaddimah, bāb 1 and beginning of bāb 2 only, used to replace the missing beginning of an earlier MS. of a different work

Language(s): Arabic


GAL II 296
[K 373 (1)]
2. ff. 83r-326r
Author: Anonymous

Composed about the first part of the 16th cent. Lacking beginning

Language(s): Arabic


Appendix History
[K 373 (2)]

Physical Description

Form: codex
82 ff. 244 ff.


Origin: n.d. n.d.

Provenance and Acquisition

[Any information about a single identifiable episode in the life of the manuscript between origin and acquisition]

Record Sources

Manuscript description based on the Bodleian Library's public card index of Arabic manuscripts with additional enhancements by the OCIMCO project team.


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