Catalogue of Persian Manuscripts

Codices Persici, Codices Eyseriani, Codex Persicus Add.

Irmeli Perho

  • Published:
  • Pages: 752 pp.
  • illustrated
  • Series: COMDC series
  • Series number: 8.2
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• Essential reference to the Persian manuscript holdings at the Royal Library, Copenhagen.
• Companion to the first Persian volume (see opposite).
• Detailed entries including transcriptions and illustrations enabling scholars to identify material.

This new catalogue describes two collections of Persian manuscripts at the Royal Library, Copenhagen: 143 manuscripts originating mainly from India, 13 manuscripts collected by Johan S. Eyser in Turkey and one manuscript acquired by the Library in 1956.
    A large part of the Cod. Pers. collection is connected with India – the texts were copied in India or authored by Indian scholars or by Persian scholars who had settled in India. The manuscripts include poetry, history and medicine. The Eyser collection consists of classical Persian literature in prose and verse.
    Designed especially as an essential source of reference for scholars working in all aspects of manuscript studies, the catalogue includes over 340 full-page illustrations (many in colour) that help to identify the texts and give a glimpse of the calligraphic styles and decorative elements of the manuscripts.

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Irmeli Perho is Associate Professor of Arabic and Islamic Studies at the University of Helsinki. Earlier lecturing in Arabic at Aarhus University, Denmark, until recently she worked as a researcher at the Royal Library in Copenhagen. She is the author of two multi-volume Catalogues of Arabic Manuscripts, also published by NIAS Press in the COMDC series.

Irmeli Perho is Associate Professor of Arabic and Islamic Studies at the University of Helsinki. Earlier lecturing in Arabic at Aarhus University, Denmark, until recently she worked as a researcher at the Royal Library in Copenhagen. She is the author of two multi-volume Catalogues of Arabic Manuscripts, also published by NIAS Press in the COMDC series.

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