Shelfmark:

Isl. Ms. 1031

Title:

al-Shaqāʼiq al-nuʻmānīyah fī ʻulamāʼ al-dawlah al-ʻUthmānīyah,[16th century].الشقائق النعمانية في علماء الدولة العثمانية,[القرن 16م].

Author:

Ṭāshkubrīʹzādah, Aḥmad ibn Muṣṭafá,1495-1561.طاشكبريزاده، احمد بن مصطفى.

Place/Date of Production:

[1558-1599].

Size:

266 leaves :paper ;147 x 112 (97 x 57) mm.

Summary:

Elegant early copy of the celebrated biographical work by Taşköprüzâde (Taşköprî-zâde) İsam ed-Dîn Ahmet (d.1561), mainly addressing ʻulamāʼ and ṣūfī shaykhs under the Ottomans and organized in ten classes (ṭabaqāt) corresponding to the reigns of the first ten Ottoman sultans through Süleyman I (r.1520-1566).

Other Title(s):

Edge title:شقايقTitle from close on p.531:كتاب شقائق النعمان

Subject(s):

Ulama--Turkey--Biography--Early works to 1800.
Sufism--Turkey--Biography--Early works to 1800.
Sufis--Turkey--Biography--Early works to 1800.
Manuscripts, Arabic--Michigan--Ann Arbor.
Turkey--History--Ottoman Empire, 1288-1918--Biography--Dictionaries--Early works to 1800.

Genre:

Headpieces (layout features)16th century.

Language:

Arabic.

Notes:

Ms. codex.
Title from opening matter (preface) on p.3.

Incipit:

"الحمد لله الذي رفع بفضله طبقات العلماء وجعل اصولهم ثابتة وفروعهم في السماء ... وبعد فاني منذ ما عرفت اليمين من الشمال والمستقيم من المحال كنت مشغوفا بتتبع مناقب العلماء واخبارهم ...ولما شاهد هذه الحال بعض ارباب الفضل والكمال التمس مني ان اجمع مناقب علماء الروم فاجبت الى ملتمسه ... وضعت الرسالة على ترتيب سلاطين آل عثمان ولهذا سميت بالشقائق النعمانية في علماء الدولة العثمانية ..."

Explicit:

"ومنهم الشيخ الصالح مصلح الدين مصطفى من خلفاء السيد احمد البخاري ... توفى رحمه الله قريبا من الستين وتسعمائة روح الله روحه ونور ضريحه والحمد لله وحده هذا ما تيسر لي بعون الملك العلام من تفصيل احوال علماء الاعلام وذكر مناقب المشايخ العظام وحين آن آوان الاختتام ... وليكن هذا اخر الكتاب وقد املته على بعض من الاصحاب مع كلال البصر ... وقد فرغت من املائه يوم السبت آخر شعبان المبارك سنة خمس وستين وتسعمائة بقسطنطنية المحمية ... واجب يا رب دعوتي وثبت حجتي وسدد لساني واهد قلبي واسدل سخيمة صدري سبحان الله وبحمده سبحان الله العظيم ... كتاب شقائق النعمان بعون الملك الديان والحمد لله وحده"

Colophon:

"Authorial," reads "وليكن هذا اخر الكتاب وقد املته على بعض من الاصحاب مع كلال البصر ... وقد فرغت من املائه يوم السبت آخر شعبان المبارك سنة خمس وستين وتسعمائة بقسطنطنية المحمية"

Dedication:

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Contents:

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Physical Details:
Collation:

3 V(30), IV (38), IV+1 (47), 19 V(237), IV+1 (246), 2 V(266) ; chiefly quinions ; middle of the quire marks in the form of pencil stroke in the outer margin of the left-hand leaf ; catchwords present ; flyleaves now affixed to opening and closing leaves ; pagination in pencil, Western numerals, supplied during digitization.

Layout:

Written in 15 lines per page ; frame-ruled.

Script:

Naskh ; compact, carefully executed 'Syrian' or Turkish hand ; serifless with effect of tilt to the left, slight effect of words descending to the baseline, pointing mainly in distinct dots but occasionally in strokes (for two and three dots), curvilinear descenders, compact but with especially tall ascenders with effect of elongation in the vertical, final yāʼ often left unpointed, partially vocalized.

Decoration:

Elegant illuminated headpiece (ʻunwān) at opening on p.2 consisting of rectangular panel with gold cartouche (carrying the basmalah in white nastaʻlīq) surrounded by swirling vegetal decoration in gold with turquoise, dark lavender, and dark red floral accents on a field of lapis lazuli or cobalt, surrounded by decorative bands in gold, black and light blue and surmounted by vertical stalks (tīgh) also in bright lapis or cobalt ; written area surrounded by heave gold frame defined by black fillets ; keywords and notabilia rubricated (some notabilia in blue ink) ; textual dividers in the form of inverted commas in red.

Support:

non-European (likely Persian or Indian) laid paper with 8 laid lines per cm. (horizontal, some curving, sagging) and no chain lines visible ; quite thin, crisp and transluscent, well-sized and burnished, smooth, dark cream to beige in color ; a few leaves of European laid paper here and there (see pp.96, 100, etc.) with 11 laid lines per cm. (vertical) and chain lines spaced 32-33 mm. apart, no watermarks visible, stiffer and sturdier, text on these leaves supplied in same hand as elsewhere.

Binding:

Pasteboards covered in bright red leather ; Type III binding (without flap) ; doublures (board linings) in block-printed paper (yellow and red on dark blue), flyleaves in fine marbled paper (in dark blue, light blue, pink, yellow) ; upper and lower covers carry blind-stamped central ornament (evoking vegetal shape in the manner of a pendant that that would accompany a mandorla) and border in a series of s-shaped stamps ; sewn in light blue and white thread, two stations ; worked chevron endbands in pink and cream, quite good condition ; overall in fair condition with some staining, minor abrasion, etc.

Former Shelfmarks:

Mich. Isl. Ms. temp. no. 180

Origin:

As appears in authorial colophon on p.530, dictation of the composition by the author completed ("wa-qad faraghtu min imlāʼih ...") end of Shaʻbān (Ramaḍān in other copies) 965 [June 1558] in Istanbul ( قسطنطنية ). Date of transcription for this copy not specified, though paper, decoration, hand, etc. would certainly suggest 16th century and it may have been executed before the author's death.

Ownership and History:

UM Library inscription on leaf now affixed to upper board lining "Spec. Coll. Lib. 690713-156 Sulaiman 1968" ; former owners' marks on 'title page' now obscured by bifolium affixed to it and upper board lining ; notabilia (side-heads), some rubricated others in blue ink.

Contributor(s) / Included work(s):

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Scribe(s):

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Former Owner(s):

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In Collection:

Sulaiman Purchase Collection.

References:

Brockelmann, C. GAL,II 425 no.2Ḥājjī Khalīfah. Kashf al-ẓunūn (ed. Fluegel),iv 65, no.7630

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Posted by evyn on December 15, 2010
Tags: Arabic MSS, Fully Catalogued, Sulaiman Purchase Collection

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halilovic on whole page :

thank you

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