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Abstract

This codex comprises two works on Islamic beliefs and practices by the Ottoman writer Aḥmet bin Muḥammed Şemsī Pāşā (d. 988 AH / 1580 CE), entitled Tercümet ül-Viḳāye (Translation of Viḳāye) and Iʿtiḳādiyāt (Beliefs), as inscribed in the titlepieces on fols. 2b and 29b, respectively. Both texts were copied in black nastaʿlīq script in the tenth century AH / sixteenth CE. On fol. 2a is a note of approval by the famous Ottoman jurist Abū al-Suʿūd (Ebussuud) Efendi (d. 982 AH / 1574 CE). The first composition, Tercümet ül-Viḳāye, is a versification of the well-known Ḥanafī compendium of law, known as Wiqāyat al-riwāyah, by Maḥmūd ibn Ṣadr al-Sharīʿah al-Maḥbūbī (fl. seventh century AH / thirteenth CE). The brown leather binding has a central oval medallion with pendants and cornerpieces with arabesques on a gold ground.

Text Note

Main text preceded by a number of notes, including an approbation or recommendation note by Abū al-Suʿūd Muḥammad

Hand note

Written in nastaʿlīq script in black ink with headings in gold, red, and blue

Decoration Note

Double-page illuminated incipit with titlepiece and interlinear illumination (fols. 2b-3a); framing lines in gold, blue, and black

Contributors

Principal cataloger: Gacek, Adam

Cataloger: Landau, Amy

Cataloger: Smith, Sita

Editor: Bockrath, Diane

Contributor: Barrera, Christina

Contributor: Emery, Doug

Contributor: Herbert, Lynley

Contributor: Noel, William

Contributor: Simpson, Shreve

Contributor: Tabritha, Ariel

Contributor: Toth, Michael B.

Contributor: Valle, Chiara

Conservator: Jewell, Stephanie

Conservator: Quandt, Abigail

Bibliography

For Tercümet ül-Viḳāye see İsmail, Paşa. Īḍāḥ al-maknūn fī-al-dhayl ʻalá Kashf al-ẓunūn ʻan asāmī al-kutub wa-al-funūn. İstanbul: Milli Eǧitim Basımevi, 1945-7: vol. 2, col. 714 under Naẓm.


These are pages that we pulled aside that disrupted the flow of the manuscript reader. These may be bindings, inserts, bookmarks, and various other oddities.

Upper board outside

Front flyleaf ia flap closed

Spine

Fore-edge

Head

Tail

Keywords
Islamic
Ottoman
Turkey
Turkish
Original binding

Origin Place

Turkey

Date

10th century AH / 16th CE (an uncertain date on fol. 34b: O650?)

Form

book

Binding

Original Binding

Binding Description

Brown leather (with flap); central oval medallion with pendants and cornerpieces on a gold ground; light brown endpapers

Language

The primary language in this manuscript is Turkish, Ottoman (1500-1928).

Provenance

Approbation

Several notes on fol. 1a concerning Abū al-Suʿūd Efendi

Acquisition

Walters Art Museum, 1931, by Henry Walters bequest

<< return to search Two works on Islamic beliefs and practices W.665

Origin Place

Turkey

Date

10th century AH / 16th CE (an uncertain date on fol. 34b: O650?)

Form

book

Language

The primary language in this manuscript is Turkish, Ottoman (1500-1928).

Provenance

Approbation

Several notes on fol. 1a concerning Abū al-Suʿūd Efendi

Acquisition

Walters Art Museum, 1931, by Henry Walters bequest

Manuscript Overview

Abstract

This codex comprises two works on Islamic beliefs and practices by the Ottoman writer Aḥmet bin Muḥammed Şemsī Pāşā (d. 988 AH / 1580 CE), entitled Tercümet ül-Viḳāye (Translation of Viḳāye) and Iʿtiḳādiyāt (Beliefs), as inscribed in the titlepieces on fols. 2b and 29b, respectively. Both texts were copied in black nastaʿlīq script in the tenth century AH / sixteenth CE. On fol. 2a is a note of approval by the famous Ottoman jurist Abū al-Suʿūd (Ebussuud) Efendi (d. 982 AH / 1574 CE). The first composition, Tercümet ül-Viḳāye, is a versification of the well-known Ḥanafī compendium of law, known as Wiqāyat al-riwāyah, by Maḥmūd ibn Ṣadr al-Sharīʿah al-Maḥbūbī (fl. seventh century AH / thirteenth CE). The brown leather binding has a central oval medallion with pendants and cornerpieces with arabesques on a gold ground.

Text Note

Main text preceded by a number of notes, including an approbation or recommendation note by Abū al-Suʿūd Muḥammad

Hand note

Written in nastaʿlīq script in black ink with headings in gold, red, and blue

Decoration Note

Double-page illuminated incipit with titlepiece and interlinear illumination (fols. 2b-3a); framing lines in gold, blue, and black

References

Contributors

Principal cataloger: Gacek, Adam

Cataloger: Landau, Amy

Cataloger: Smith, Sita

Editor: Bockrath, Diane

Contributor: Barrera, Christina

Contributor: Emery, Doug

Contributor: Herbert, Lynley

Contributor: Noel, William

Contributor: Simpson, Shreve

Contributor: Tabritha, Ariel

Contributor: Toth, Michael B.

Contributor: Valle, Chiara

Conservator: Jewell, Stephanie

Conservator: Quandt, Abigail

Bibliography

For Tercümet ül-Viḳāye see İsmail, Paşa. Īḍāḥ al-maknūn fī-al-dhayl ʻalá Kashf al-ẓunūn ʻan asāmī al-kutub wa-al-funūn. İstanbul: Milli Eǧitim Basımevi, 1945-7: vol. 2, col. 714 under Naẓm.


Bindings & Oddities

These are pages that we pulled aside that disrupted the flow of the manuscript reader. These may be bindings, inserts, bookmarks, and various other oddities.

Upper board outside

Front flyleaf ia flap closed

Spine

Fore-edge

Head

Tail

Keywords
Islamic
Ottoman
Turkey
Turkish
Original binding
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