Catalogue of Persian Manuscripts

Codices Persici, Codices Eyseriani, Codex Persicus Add.

Irmeli Perho

752 pp., illustrated
COMDC series # 8.2
Available from NIAS Press worldwide

Hardback - 2017, Available
ISBN 978-87-7694-216-8, £225

• 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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