Shelfmark:

Isl. Ms. 904


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Title:

Kitāb Tadhkirat al-nisyān fī akhbār mulūk al-Sūdān,[18th century?].كتاب تذكرة النسيان في اخبار ملوك السودان,[القرن 18م؟].

Uniform Title:

Tadhkirat al-nisyān fī akhbār mulūk al-Sūdān.تذكرة النسيان في اخبار ملوك السودان.


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Place/Date of Production:

[17--?].

Size:

92 leaves :paper ;193 x 145 (160 x 110) mm. bound to 212 x 174 mm.

Summary:

Careful (though damaged) copy of the anonymous biographical dictionary of the pashas of Timbuktu (Tombouctou) completed in 1751, itself a rearrangement of the history Dīwān al-mulūk fī salāṭīn al-sūdān. Contribution to the cataloguing from Hossein Mottaghi. "Briefly described and importance of text analyzed by Professor Andrew Ehrenkreutz, June 1967 (his essay in Islamic MSS administrative file, Special Collections department). The item in hand is for some reason identified as "Munajjed no. 1" in the handwriting of a librarian(?) on this essay. No such identification exists on the item itself."- from handlist prepared by R. Dougherty, 1993.

Other Title(s):

تاريخ النسيان في اخبار ملوك السودانTadhkirat al-nasyān fī akhbār mulūk al-SūdānTedzkiret En-Nisian akhbar Molouk Es-Sudan

Subject(s):

Manuscripts, Arabic--Michigan--Ann Arbor.
Tombouctou (Mali)--Kings and rulers--Biography--Early works to 1800.
Tombouctou (Mali)--History--Early works to 1800.
Mali--History--Early works to 1800.
Sudan (Region)--History--Early works to 1800.

Language:

Arabic.

Notes:

Ms. codex.
Title from inscription on 'title page' (p.1).

Incipit:

"الحمد لله رب العالمين والصلاة والسلام على سيد المرسلين وعلى اله ... الطيبين واصحابه الفضلاء الطاهرين وبعد فقد رسمنا اسماء الباش [الباشات] على ترتيب حروف الهجاء التي اولها الالف واخرها الياء ..."


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Colophon:

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Dedication:

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Contents:

Unidentified-Can you help supply this information? Please comment!

Physical Details:
Collation:

Any original gatherings no longer intact ; catchwords present ; pagination in pencil, Western numerals, supplied during digitization.

Layout:

Written in 23 lines per page.

Script:

Maghribī ; mainly serifless with dramatic effect of tilt to the right, spur-like tail on alif of prolongation, sweeping descenders, etc.

Decoration:

Keywords and section headings in bolded dark brown ink, others entered in yellow, green, orange or red (rubricated), still others simply accented with yellow, red, etc.

Support:

European laid paper with 10 laid lines per cm. (vertical), chain lines spaced 21-22 mm. apart (horizontal), and watermark of crown above cartouche with "I ♥ B" [??] and bell below (see p.4, 34, 90, 110, 134, 154, 182, etc. and compare nos. 335, 336, 339, etc. in Gaudriault, Filigranes et autres caractéristiques de papiers fabriqués en France aux XVIIe et XVIIIe siècles), beige in color, thin and transluscent though sturdy ; in poor condition with ink burn to break-through, staining, tears and some significant losses.

Binding:

Boards covered in red brown leather ; Type II binding (with flap) ; board linings in beige paper, decoratively trimmed to accent interior of spine and fore edge flap ; upper and lower covers carry blind-stamped central mandorla (with blue-green paper onlays) as well as blind-tooled accents (including rectangular stamps and rosettes at corners with light brown leather onlays), pendants and border (in a series of rules and vegetal stamps) ; design continues on flap ; cover likely made to serve as a wrapper binding though possibly for a larger text block, certainly serves as a wrapper for the unsewn leaves of this current text block (possibly recycled wrapper binding) ; overall in somewhat poor condition with large loss to board in lower cover, other staining and abrasion, etc.

Accompanying Materials:

"In manila envelope marked: 'Islamic ms./unacc./Tadhkirat al-nisyan fi akhbar muluk al- Sudan./Arabic. 18th century./North African [Maghribi] script.'" - from handlist prepared by R. Dougherty, 1993.

Former Shelfmarks:

Mich. Isl. Ms. temp. no. 53

Origin:

Lacks dated colophon ; paper suggests 18th century.

Ownership and History:

Occasional glosses and marginal corrections.

Contributor(s) / Included work(s):

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Scribe(s):

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Former Owner(s):

Miner, Horace (Horace Mitchell), 1912-1993, former owner.

In Collection:

Horace Miner ms.

References:

Gaudriault, Raymond. Filigranes et autres caractéristiques de papiers fabriqués en France aux XVIIe et XVIIIe siècles. Paris: CNRS Éditions, 1995.Walz, Terence. "The paper trade of Egypt and the Sudan in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries and its re-export to the Bilad as-Sudan." In The trans-Saharan book trade: manuscript culture, Arabic literacy, and intellectual history in Muslim Africa. Graziano Krätli and Ghislaine Lydon, Eds. (Leiden : Brill, 2011):73-108.University of Michigan Library. Manuscripts & papyri : an exhibition arranged for the XXVII International Congress of Orientalists, Ann Arbor, Michigan, August 13-19, 1967. (Ann Arbor, MI [?], 1967),no.70, p.19

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Posted by evyn on March 9, 2011
Tags: Arabic MSS, Fully Catalogued, Horace Miner MS

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H. Mottaghi on paragraph 12:

الحمد لله رب العالمين والصلاة والسلام على سيد المرسلين وعلى آله السادات الطيبين وأصحابه الفضلاء الطاهرين
وبعد فقد، فقد رسمنا أسماء الباشات على ترتيب حروف الهجاء التي أولها الألف وآخرها الياء، ولكن لم يتفق منها إلا إحدى عشر حرفاً على ترتيب الأسماء، أولها حرف الجيم لأجل اسم جودر ومن بعده من حرف الميم لأجل اسم محمود بن

February 24, 2012 6:18 pm
H. Mottaghi on paragraph 2:

تاريخ النسيان في أخبار ملوك السودان

February 24, 2012 6:18 pm
H. Mottaghi on paragraph 2:

تاريخ النسيان في اخبار ملوک السودان = تذکرة النسيان في اخبار ملوک السودان

February 24, 2012 6:25 pm
H. Mottaghi on paragraph 4:

مؤلفه في اکثر المصادر مجهول هذا الکتاب اول مرة طبع مع ترجمته بيد ا. هوداس في پاریس 1899ـ1901

February 24, 2012 6:37 pm

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