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Arabic, Persian and Gujarati Manuscripts
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Arabic, Persian and Gujarati Manuscripts
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Arabic, Persian and Gujarati Manuscripts. The Hamdani Collection in the Library of the Institute of Ismaili Studies - Hardcover

Author: François de Blois
Publisher: I.B Tauris
Year: 2011
Pages: 288

The Muhammad Ali Hamdani Collection in the Library of The Institute of Ismaili Studies represents a large segment of the library collected over seven generations by an eminent family of scholars from the Da'udi Bohra community in India and the Yemen. The bulk of the manuscripts are Ismaili religious writings, but there are also a good number of interesting books of general Islamic, or indeed secular content, and these give a rare insight into the whole cultural range of a learned family of Indian religious scholars. The overwhelming majority of the books are in Arabic, but there are also a small number in Persian and in Bohra da'wat language (lisan al da'wat), Gujarati in Arabic script. Most of the manuscripts were produced in India, but some of the most interesting ones are from the Yemen, the ancestral home of the Hamdani clan (the oldest of these is from the 14th century CE, or perhaps earlier). The catalogue contains detailed descriptions of the manuscripts in this Hamdani collection, discussing both the content of the works and the codicological features of the manuscripts. The introduction contains also a comprehensive history of the Hamdani family.


List of illustrations
Genealogical Tables
Notes on the Catalogue Entries
History of the Hamdani Collection of Manuscripts by Abbas Hamdani
The Catalogue
i. Bibliographical Works
II. Ismaili Writings of the Older Yemeni School
III. Ismaili Authors in North Africa, Egypt and Persia during the Fatimid Period
IV. The 'Epistles of the Pure Brethren' and Related Texts
V. Ismaili Authors of the Second Yemeni School
VI. Ismaili Authors in India
VII. Works by non-Ismaili Authors
VIII. Miscellaneous, Unidentified and Unclassified Works
IX. Manuscripts in Gujarati Script
Index of Titles
Index of Authors
Index of Scribes
Index of Manuscripts Dated (or Datable) before CE 1800

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