Iẓhār al-ʿaṣr li-asrār ahl al-ʿaṣr

Author
al-Biqāʿī, Abī l-Ḥasan Ibrāhīm b. ʿAmr b. Ḥasan al-Ribāṭ b. ʿAlī b. Abī Bakr
Author birth
1406
1406/7
Author death
1480
1480.
Author place of death
Title
Iẓhār al-ʿaṣr li-asrār ahl al-ʿaṣr
تاريخ عنوان الزمان بتراجم الشيوخ و الأقران
Alternative title
Type
manuscript
Physical description
Pages 223 : Number of lines per page 30 (but highly variable) ; Leaf width 18 cm; leaf height 27.3 cm
صفحات 223 عدد السطور في الصفحة حوالي 30 عرض الصفحة 18 سم، طول الصفحة 27.3 سم
- Volume
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- Binding
Manuscript description
Naskh script. Black ink with red overlining. Clearly a musawwada copy with an extremely variable writing surface (mostly 200x125mm) and extensive use of the margins. A later hand on the manuscript’s flyleaf notes that the first 159 folio’s contain a portion of al-Biqāʿī’s “ʿUnwān al-zamān” and are followed by a continuation of this text (dhayl) written by ʿAlāʾ al-Dīn al-Buṣrawī. At least as far as the first part is concerned, this is erroneous, as the “ʿUnwan al-zamān” is a biographical dictionary, which the excerpt found in this manuscript definitely is not. Instead it is likely an as yet unedited and unknown part of al-Biqāʿī’s “Iẓhār al-ʿAṣr”. The part of the “Iẓhār al-ʿaṣr” that is copied deals with events from Shawwāl 871 / May 1467 to Rabīʿ I 879 / July-August 1474, just before al-Biqāʿī's departure from Cairo to Damascus. It contains many marginal notes and does not end on a colophon. The handwriting is very similar to that found in the presumed holograph manuscript Maktabat al-Shaykh ʿĀrif Ḥikmat 3789 in Medina which has been used as a basis for the work's (incomplete) edition. The latter text may be a version of the text circulating as “Tārīkh al-Buṣrawī” by ʿAlāʾ al-Dīn b. ʿAlī b. Aḥmad ʿAlāʾ al-Dīn al-Dimashqī al-ʿAtikī al-Shāfiʿī al-Buṣrawī (d. 905 / 1500). The part found here covers the years 872-894/1468-89, though not in very detailed fashion, with the annals for some years only taking up one page and other years hardly containing any annals at all. On 164a someone (the ink is similarly discoloured to that of some of the Maghrebi notes on the title page) made a crude stick figure drawing of a man on a riding animal, and on 190a an entire page has been crossed out. The manuscript clearly circulated either in the Maghreb or among Maghrebi agents, as the title page contains several (ownership and consultation) notes in Maghrebi script.
- Ownership Statement
- Colophon
- Completeness
- Catchwords
- Script
- Style
- Ink
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- Material
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- Bibliographic Info
Open ITI
0885Biqaci.IzharCasr
Collection and Call number
Dār al-kutub wa-l-wathāʾiq al-qawmiyya Tārīkh 5631
- Location
Dār al-kutub wa-l-wathāʾiq al-qawmiyya
- Current classmark
Tārīkh 5631
- Alternate Classmark
Genre
Biographical Dictionary
Date
1401
1401-1500
نسخت في القرن الخامس عشرالميلادي
Language
Arabic
Online resource

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