Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

MS. Greaves 40 (Bodleian Library, Oxford University)

Oriental Manuscripts Greaves Collection


Summary of Contents: 5 works by 2 authors on the subjects of Universal history, Astronomy, Christian writings, Divination, and Geomancy
1. ff. 4r-39v
Author: Anonymous

ff. 1-2 fragment of a horoscope, followed by a charm f. 3r bears the words Kitab al-taʼrīkh , otherwise the leaf is blank

Language(s): Arabic


Appendix History
[UAM. 863 (1)]
2. ff. 40r-59v
Language(s): Arabic


GAL II 169
[UAM. 863 (2)]
3. ff. 60r-113v
Author: Anonymous
Language(s): Arabic


Appendix Astronomy
[UAM. 863 (3)]
4. ff. 114r-154v
Author: Anonymous
Language(s): Arabic


Christian Appendix Sermons and Theological Treatises
[UAM. 863 (4)]
5. ff. 135r-221v
Author: Anonymous
Language(s): Arabic


Appendix Magic
[UAM. 863 (5)]

Physical Description

Form: codex
36 ff. 20 ff. 54 ff. 21 ff. 87 ff.


Origin: n.d. n.d. n.d. 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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