Ibn Taghrībirdī, Jamāl al-Dīn Abū al-Maḥāsin Yūsuf al-Atābkī
Mawrid al-Laṭāfa fī man Waliya al-Salṭana wa-l-Khilāfa
مورد اللطافة في ذكر من ولي الخلافة
Folios 162 (+v); Number of lines per page 15-19; Leaf height 177 mm; Leaf width 130 mm
صفحات 164(+5); عدد السطور في الصفحة 15-19; طول الصفحة 177 ملم; عرض الصفحة 130 ملم
Leaf height 177 mm; Leaf width 130 mm
- Text Area
- Number of folios
This manuscript has biographical entries of Sultans who reigned after the death of the author (e.g. Ṭūmān-Bāy II and Qānṣūh al-Ghawrī), then continues to narrate the history of the Ottomans (since its beginning), then the text moved to discuss the history of Egypt during the Ottoman's time till the year 1038 AH. Naskh script which is written by, at least, two different handwritings. Extensive use of the margins (including several Ottoman-Turkish notes) specially at the beginnig of the manuscript and on the part which is added to the original text. Many notes discusses the main text amd claims that there are factual mistakes in it. For instance, the comment on f.154b, discusses the main text which claims that the Sultan Selim's victory in the battle Marj Dabiq over the army of Tuman-Bay II was caused by the treason of Khayr Bek, and it says that this a stupid idea and that Khayr Bek declared his loyalty to the Sultan (Selim) only after the defeat. Furthermore, the text says on f.155b that People kept hearing the screams of Khayr Bek in his grave for days after his death, and there is a comment which says (this has no basis i.e. “lā aṣl lahu”). Papers are stained but still clearly legible. The folio f.2a contains very long Turkish text.
- Ownership Statement
Ownership statements of Muḥammad b. Aḥmad (…) al-Sharābī in 1079 (f.1a); Muṣṭafā b. Muḥammad b. Muṣṭafā b. Muḥammad b. al-Sayyid Ibrāhīm al-Ḥasanī (al-Mushtahir bi) (…) Zādeh (f.1a).
Black ink with red rubrication and overlining. Red dots and inverted commas around poetry hemistichs.
- Writing material
- Bibliographic Info
GAl, II, 42 [UAM. 773]. H. Kh 13410
Collection and Call number
University Library, Cambridge University - Qq. 207
University Library, Cambridge University
- Current classmark
- Alternate Classmark
Most likely, it was originally copied in the 15th century (CE) (with additions in the following centuries)
نسخت على الأغلب في القرن الخامس عشر الميلادي (وزيد عليها في القرون اللاحقة)