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Arabic codices

Identifier: M194.S773

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Scope and Contents

Three volumes of manuscript texts acquired in Turkey, possibly copied in the 19th century. Vol. [1]: Kitab Sayyid Sharif Sharh Sirajiyya, dated Rajab 1236 (April 1821) is a manual concerning fara'id (the legal division of estates and wills among family members). Vol. [2] has 2 parts: a treatise on usul al-fiqh (Islamic jurisprudence), dated Muharam 1050 (April 1640); and, a work on mantiq (logic), dated Jumada al-Awwal 1175 (November 1761). Vol. [3]: a treatise on falakiyyat (astronomy), dated Dhu al-Qa'dah 1178 (April 1765) and including physics and engineering.


  • Creation: 18--?

Language of Materials

In Arabic.

Conditions Governing Access

No restrictions.

Conditions Governing Use

If not in the public domain, copyright is retained by the author of the items in this collection, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.


.1 Linear Feet (3 v. ;21-23 cm)


Manuscript codices in Islamic style flap bindings; ink on paper


Forms part of the Miscellaneous Manuscript collection in the Bowdoin College Special Collections & Archives

Finding Aid for the Arabic codices,18--
Finding aid prepared by MarcEdit.
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Repository Details

Part of the George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives, Bowdoin College Library, Brunswick, Maine 04011 Repository

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