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Towards a Critical Edition of the Metaphysics of Avicenna

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Copyists/Owners

Provisional (last update 13 March 2017) – Further Info in List (per nations)

Detail of the Colophon
Ms. Oxford, Bodleian Library, Pococke 125 - Colophon, detail including info on copyist

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VI/XII

[(own.) Muḥammad Ibn ʿAbd Allāh al-Muġrī [?] al-Baġdādī: possession note dated 29 Muḥarram 445H/21 May 1053 in ms. Tehran, Kitābḫānah-i Markazī-yi Dānišgāh-i Tihrān, 5231, apparently copied in VII-VIII/XIII-XIV c.; the possesion note probably refers to the exemplar of the ms.]

Miskawayh Ibn Sahl Ibn Miskawayh the Physician: copies the exemplar of ms. Qum, Āyatullāh ʿAllāma Ḥasan Ḥasanzadeh Āmulī Private Collection, no number [2] (1070H/1660), in Baghdad in 503H/1109-10

[Zayn al-Dīn ʿUmar b. Sahlān al-Sāwī (d. ca. 540H/1145): copies the entire Šifāʾ and sells it for one hundred dinars (see al-Bayhaqī [d. 565H/1169], Tatimmat Ṣiwān al-Ḥikma, ed. M. Kurd ʿAlī, Damascus 1946, pp. 132.10-134.3). If the copy of the Šifāʾ in question corresponds to the manuscript of the Šifāʾ by al-Sāwī collated with ms. Kabul, Private Library of King Zaher Shah 4926 (now in: Aršīf-i Millī Afġānistān, Afghan National Arhive, 2295) in Šawwāl 523H/September-October 1129, its date of copy precedes 523H/1129]

Muḥammad Ibn al-Ḥasan Ibn al-Ḥusayn [...]: ms. Oxford, Bodleian Library, Pococke 125 (561H/1166 or 571H/1175)

[ʿAbd al-Laṭīf Ibn Yūsuf al-Baġdādī (557-629H/1162-1231): copies and studies the entire Šifāʾ before 585H/1190 in Baghdad. See Gutas 2002, p. 93; Martini Bonadeo 2013, p. 122]

 

VII/XIII

ʿAbd al-Kāfī Ibn ʿAbd al-Maǧīd Ibn ʿAbd Allāh al-Tabrīzī: ms. Istanbul, Nuruosmaniye Kütüphanesi, 2710 (666H/1267-8)

(+ own.) Amīr al-Dīn Māniyūl (pro: Manuwīl?): ms. Istanbul, Süleymaniye Kütüphanesi, Ayasofya 2442 (671-4H/1273-6; places of copy: Marāġa [Iran], 671H; Ḫarbart [= Ḫarbūt, nowadays Elazığ, East Turkey], 674H). In a copy note of the same ms., Amīr (in this case: Amīn) al-Dīn is described as commentator of Avicenna's Išārāt and of the Bayān al-Ḥaqq by Sirāǧ al-Dīn al-Urmawī (d. 682H/1283). Probably he was the son of Šimʿūn from Qalʿat al-Rūm (= Rumkale, nowadays Hromgla, South East Turkey), physician at the Īlḫānid court in Marāġa from 1260 to 1289 and member of an influential ecclesiastical family within the Syriac Orthodox Church, which had helped Bar Hebraeus gaining his position of chief bishop, and which was closely linked to the Mar Barṣawm monastery in Ḫarbūt.

(own.) Buḫatnaṣar Ibn Šimʿūn (Syr.: Nebukadnāzar Ben Šemʿūn), the Physician, from Qalʿat al-Rūm [= Rumkale, nowadays Hromgla, South East Turkey]: ms. Istanbul, Süleymaniye Kütüphanesi, Ayasofya 2442 cit. He writes a copy note, under his own name, providing information on the copyist of the ms., who is probably his brother. Student of Bar Hebraeus.

(own.) Maḥmūd Ibn ‛Alī Ibn Naṣr Allāh al-Amī[n]: ms. Istanbul, Süleymaniye Kütüphanesi, Ayasofya 2442 cit. (mentioned also in ms. Istanbul, Süleymaniye Kütüphanesi, Hamidiye 381)

Ibn Šams al-Dīn ʿImād al-Dīn Maḥmūd al-Kirmānī: ms. Cairo, Dār al-Kutub al-Miṣriyya, 144 ḥikma (684H/1285, probable date of copy of the exemplar of this ms., apparently copied in XI-XII/XVII-XVIII c.)

Abū Bakr ʿAbd Allāh Ibn Aḥmad Ibn ʿAbd Allāh al-Nassāḫ al-Tabrīzī: ms. Istanbul, Kitābḫānah-i Madrasa-i Namāzī, Carullah 1424 (693H/1293)

Šahāb al-Karmīnī: ms. Istanbul, Süleymaniye Kütüphanesi, Damat Ibrahim Paśa 823 (697H/1297-8; place of copy: Tabrīz, Madrasat Ūrḫān)

 

VIII/XIV

Maḥmūd Ibn ʿAlī Ibn Muḥammad ʿAlī al-Kašānī: ms. Rampur, Rampur Raza Library, 3476 ع (ḥikma 112) (718H/1318-9)

 

IX/XV

Muḥammad Taqī Ibn Ḥāǧǧī: ms. Tokyo, Hans Daiber Collection, III 131 (865H/1461)

ʿAlī Ibn Fatḥ Allāh al-Maʿdānī al-Iṣfahānī: ms. Tehran, Kitābḫānah-i Maǧlis-i Shūrā-yi Millī, 135 (871H/1467)

Faḍl Allāh Ibn ʿAbd al-ʿAzīz Ḥāfiẓ: ms. Leiden, Universiteitsbibliotheek, Or. 84 (881H/1476)

ʿAlī Ibn Muḥammad: ms. Istanbul, Süleymaniye Kütüphanesi, Carullah 1332 (882H/1477-8)

ʿAlī b. Fatḥ Allāh al-Maʿdānī al-Ṣābirī: ms. Ireland, Dublin, Chester Beatty Library, Arabic 5412 (885H/1480)

(own.) Sulṭān Muḥammad b. Murād: ms. Ireland, Dublin, Chester Beatty Library, Arabic 5412 (885H/1480)

(own.) Abū l-Fatḥ Sulṭān Muḥammad Ḫān Ġāzī (= Mehmet II, reg. 1444-6; 1451-81): ms. Turkey, Istanbul, Süleymaniye Kütüphanesi, Damat Ibrahim Paśa 822 (before 886H/1481)

Aḥmad Ibn ʿAlī: ms. Istanbul, Nuruosmaniye Kütüphanesi, 2709 (886-97H/1481-91 [part of the ms. copied in 897H])

Ibn Muḥammad Zāhid al-Ḥiǧāzī al-Ḥanafī: ms. Istanbul, Nuruosmaniye Kütüphanesi, 2709 (886-97H/1481-91; place of copy: Šīrāz [part of the ms. copied in 886H])

Aḥmad Ibn ʿAlī: ms. Tehran, Kitābḫānah-i Maǧlis-i Shūrā-yi Millī, 5254 (897-8H/1491-3)

Muḥammad Ibn Aḥmad al-Ḫayrī al-Anṣārī: ms. Herat, Herat Museum Library, no number (898H/1493)

 

X/XVI

(own.) Ṣadr al-Dīn Muḥammad Daštakī Šīrāzī (d. 903H/1498) and his descendents: ms. Rampur, Rampur Raza Library, 3476 ع (ḥikma 112) (718H/1318-9)

(own.) Ġiyāṯ al-Dīn Manṣūr Daštakī Šīrāzī (d. 948H/1542), son of the preceding: ms. Rampur, Rampur Raza Library, 3476 ع (ḥikma 112) (718H/1318-9)

(own.) Ṣadr al-Dīn Muḥammad al-Ṯānī (d. 962H/1555), son of the preceding: ms. Rampur, Rampur Raza Library, 3476 ع (ḥikma 112) (718H/1318-9)

ʿAbd al-Ḫāliq Ǧīlānī: ms. Khoy, Kitābḫānah-i Madrasa-i Namāzī, 247 (986H/1578)

Fatḥ Allāh al-Šīrāzī (d. 997H/1589), student of Ġiyāṯ al-Dīn Manṣūr Daštakī Šīrāzī: ms. Rampur, Rampur Raza Library, 3476 ع (ḥikma 112) (718H/1318-9)

ʿAbd Allāh Ibn Mīr ʿAbd Allāh: ms. Cairo, Dār al-Kutub al-Miṣriyya, 894 falsafa (X-XI/XVI-XVII c.)

 

XI/XVII

Muḥammad Rabīʿ Nišābūrī: ms. Tehran, Kitābḫānah-i Millī Ǧumhūri-yi Islami-yi Iran, 1776 (1016H/1607) [cf. Muḥammad al-madʿuww bi-Rabīʿ]

ʿAlī Ibn Muḥammad: ms. Tehran, Kitābḫānah-i Millī Ǧumhūri-yi Islami-yi Iran, 2569 (1020H/1611)

Muḥammad Muʾmin Ibn Ḥāǧǧī Muḥammad Kātib Iṣfahānī: ms. Iran, Qum, Kitābḫānah-i Marʿašī, 18742 (1022H/1613-4)

ʿAlī Ibn Ḥabīb Allāh Ṭāliqānī: ms. Tehran, Kitābḫānah-i Maǧlis-i Shūrā-yi Millī, Ṭabāṭabā'ī 865 (1029H/1619-20)

[...] Ibn Muḥammad ʿAlī al-Māzandaranī: ms. Lucknow, Nadwat al-ʿUlamāʾ, ḥikma wa-falsafa 58/6826 (1038H/1628; place of copy: Āgra, India)

(own.) Muḥammad Bāqir ibn Muḥammad Dāmād Ḥusaynī Istarābādī (Mīr Dāmād) (950-1041H/1542-1631): ms. Tehran, Kitābḫānah-i Markazī-yi Dānišgāh-i Tihrān, 4214, Miškāt 242 (949H/1542; place of copy: Iṣfahān)

Ṣāliḥ Ibn Šarīf Ḥāmid: ms. Damascus, Maktaba Zāhiriyya, 7905 (1043H/1634)

Muḥammad Muḥsin Ibn Muḥammad Ḥusayn Ḫātūnābādī: ms. Tehran, Kitābḫānah-i Madrasah-i ʿĀlī-i Sipahsālār, 1438 (1053H/1643)

Muḥammad Mīrak: ms. Mashhad, Kitābḫānah-i Āstān-i Quds-i Razavī, 172 (1053H/1643-4)

(own.) Mūsà al-Ḥusaynī al-Tūnī: ms. Mashhad, Kitābḫānah-i Āstān-i Quds-i Razavī, 172 (1053H/1643-4)

Muḥammad Riḍā Ibn [Marḥūm] Šāh Muḥammad Kūnbānī: ms. Paris, Bibliothèque Nationale, Ar. 6829 (1054H/1645)

Faḍl Allāh Ibn Ḥusayn Nāyīnī Ilāhī: ms. Tehran, Kitābḫānah-i Madrasah-i ʿĀlī-i Sipahsālār, 8331 (1055H/1645-6)

Mullā ʿIšratī Gīlānī: ms. Mashhad, Kitābḫānah-i Āstān-i Quds-i Razavī, 27730 (1055H/1645-6)

Muḥammad Ṣāliḥ Ibn Hāǧǧ Muḥammad Mīrak Ǧarpādaqānī: ms. Qum, Madrasa Fayḍiyya, 1427 (1056H/1646)

Ibn ʿAbbās: ms. Mashhad, Kitābḫānah-i Āstān-i Quds-i Razavī, 7785 (1058H/1648)

Muḥammad Ibn Ḍiyāʾ al-Dīn Kirmānī: ms. Tehran, Kitābḫānah-i Markazī-yi Dānišgāh-i Tihrān, 4997 (1060H/1650)

Muḥammad Muqīm Ibn Ḥāǧǧī Pīrnūrs Muḥammad Ibn Nasl Zubdah Pīrāmhar Ǧān: ms. Tehran, ʿAbd al-Raḥmān Iʿtimādī Collection, no number (1060-1H/1650-1) [the same as the following?]

Muḥammad Muqīm Ibn Ḥāǧǧī Pīrnūrs Zubdah: ms. Tehran, Ḥāfiẓ Farmānfarmāʾīyān Collection, no number (1061H/1650-1) [the same as the preceding?]

ʿAlāʾ al-Dīn Muḥammad Ibn Sulaymān al-Basṭāmī: ms. Tehran, Kitābḫānah-i Vizārat-i Umūr-i Ḫāriǧah, 614 (1062H/1652; place of copy: Iṣfahān)

Muḥammad Kāṭim Ibn al-marḥūm Mīrzā Muḥammad Ḥusayn al-Mūsawī al-Qumī: ms. Qum, Āyatullāh ʿAllāma Ḥasan Ḥasanzadeh Āmulī Collection, no number [3] (1062H/1652)

Ibn Muḥammad Ḥusayn Muḥammad Ṣādiq al-Tabrīzī: ms. Turkey, Istanbul, Süleymaniye Kütüphanesi, Hamidiye 795 (1066H/1656)

Muḥammad al-Ḥaqīr Ibn Aḥmad Gīlānī: ms. Tehran, Kitābḫānah-i Maǧlis-i Shūrā-yi Millī, Ṭabāṭabā'ī 929 (1067H/1656-7)

Muḥammad Riḍā Ašrafī: ms. Zanjan, Imām Ǧumʿa Collection, 171 (1069H/1658)

Bahāʾ al-Dīn Muḥammad Ibn ʿAlī Naqī Taġāyī: ms. Tehran, Kitābḫānah-i Markazī-yi Dānišgāh-i Tihrān, 2278 (1070H/1659-60)

Kamāl Tūysirkānī: ms. Tehran, Kitābḫānah-i Maǧlis-i Shūrā-yi Millī, 1903 (1070H/1659-60)

Muḥammad Šarīf Ibn Ḥāǧǧī Ḥasan Āmulī: ms. Tehran, Kitābḫānah-i Maǧlis-i Shūrā-yi Millī, 10198 (1070H/1659-60)

Muḥammad Ḥusayn al-Mašhadī: ms. Aligarh, Maulana Azad Library, Aligarh Muslim University, Subḥān Allāh 110/30 (1071H/1660-1)

Ḥusayn Ibn Ibrahīm: ms. Tehran, Kitābḫānah-i Maǧlis-i Shūrā-yi Millī, 1899 (1071H/1661)

Muḥammad ʿAlī Ibn Muḥammad Naṣīr Ardastānī: ms. Tehran, Asġār Mahdavī Collection, 770 (1072H/1661-2)

Muḥammad Muʾmin al-Ǧarpādaqānī: ms. Cambridge, University Library, Or. 1245 (1074H/1663)

Faḍl Allāh Ibn Ḥasan Nāʾīnī: ms. Mashhad, Kitābḫānah-i Āstān-i Quds-i Razavī, 775 (1075H/1664)

Zayn al-ʿĀbidīn Ibn Ḥāǧǧī Muḥammad Rāzānī: ms. Tehran, Kitābḫānah-i Madrasah-i ʿĀlī-i Sipahsālār, 1439 (1075H/1664)

Muḥammad Hāšim Ibn ʿAbd al-Ǧabbār al-Ḥabašī: ms. Yazd, Kitābḫānah-i Vazīrī, 1109 (16 Ǧumādà II 1075H/4 January 1665)

Ibn Sayyid Mīr Muḥammad ʿAlī Ḥusaynī Ardabīlī: ms. Tehran, Kitābḫānah-i Maǧlis-i Shūrā-yi Millī, 4024 (1075H/1665)

Ibn Fattāḥ Ḥasan al-Tabrīzī: ms. Tashkent, Abu Raihon Berunii nomidagi Sharqshunoslik Instituti, 3006 (1076H/1665-6)

Muḥammad Amīn Ibn Ḥaydar Naʾīnī: ms. Tehran, Kitābḫānah-i Markazī-yi Dānišgāh-i Tihrān, 10582 (last decade of Ǧumādà I 1076H/11 November-12 Decemebr 1665)

Sulṭān Muḥammad Ibn Rafīʿ al-Dīn Muḥammad Iṣfahānī: ms. Tehran, Kitābḫānah-i Markazī-yi Dānišgāh-i Tihrān, 6596 (1076H/1665-6)

Ṣadr al-Ḥusayn Ibn Mīr Maʿṣūm Ǧīlānī: ms. Qum, Kitābḫānah-i Pažūhišgāh ʿUlūm wa-Taḥqīqāt Islāmī, 842 (1078H/1667-8)

Sayyid Muḥammad Ibn Qāsim Ḥasanī Bīzawī Sabzawārī: ms. Qum, Kitābḫānah-i Masǧid-i Aʿẓam, 1760 (1078H/1667-8)

Muḥammad Riḍā Ibn Ǧamšīd Gīlānī: ms. Qum, Āyatullāh ʿAllāma Ḥasan Ḥasanzadeh Āmulī Collection, no number [1] (1079H/1668)

ʿAṭāʾ Allāh: ms. Patna, Khudā Bakhsh Oriental Public Library (Bankipur), vol. XXI, 2226 (1082H/1671)

ʿAbd al-Ẓahīr Ibn Maʿṣūm Karahrūdī: ms. Khoy, Madrasa-i Namāzī 623 (1083H/1672)

Muḥammad Ṭāhir Ibn Ḥāǧǧī Maḥmūd Ištihārdī: ms. Isfahan, Kitābḫānah-i ʿUmūmī-yi Iṣfahān, 2778 (1084H/1673-4)

Ṣafar al-Kirmānī: ms. Cairo, Dār al-Kutub al-Miṣriyya, 826 ḥikma wa-falsafa (1084H/1674)

Ġāzīḫān (or Ġāzīǧān?) Ibn Mawlānā Badīʿ al-Zamān Anṣārī: ms. Tehran, Kitābḫānah-i Millī Ǧumhūri-yi Islami-yi Iran, 37625-5 (1086H/1675)

Muḥammad Fāḍil ībn Muḥammad Bāqir: ms. Isfahan, Kitābḫānah-i Markazī-yi Dānišgāh-i Iṣfahān, 389 (1086H/1675)

ʿAlī Naqī Ibn Muḥammad Amīn Ibn Ḥusayn Ṣūfī al-Ǧīlī: ms. Tehran, Kitābḫānah-i Millī Ǧumhūri-yi Islami-yi Iran, 1902 (1088H/1678; place of copy: Iṣfahān)

Muḥammad Ṭāhir Ibn Muḥammad Ṭālib al-Mašhadī: ms. İzmir, Millī Kütüphanesi, 1571 (1091H/1680)

ʿAbd al-Ḥayy Ibn ʿAbd al-Razzāq Riḍawī: ms. Najaf, Maktabat al-Imām Amīr al-Muʾminīn, 1096 (Raǧab 1091H/July-August 1680)

Muḥammad Saʿīd al-Ǧīlī: ms. Tehran, Kitābḫānah-i Maǧlis-i Shūrā-yi Millī, 3030 (1096H/1685) [cf. Muḥammad Saʿīd al-Ḥasanī al-Ǧīlānī]

Muḥammad Zamān Ibn Ḥāǧǧī Murād: ms. Qum, Kitābḫānah-i Masǧid-i Aʿẓam, 846 (1097H/1686)

 

XII/XVIII

Karam ʿAlī Ibn Muḥammad Ḫān: ms. Qum, Madrasa Ḥuǧǧatiyya, 590 (1100H/1688-9)

Muḥammad Saʿīd al-Ḥasanī al-Ǧīlānī: ms. Kütahya, Vahit Paşa İl Halk Kütüphanesi, 1985 (19 Ḏū l-Qaʿda 1100/4 September 1689; place of copy: Iṣfahān [?], Madrasat Mullā ʿAbd Allāh) [cf. Muḥammad Saʿīd al-Ǧīlī]

Taqī Ibn Muḥammad Ṣādiq Mūsawī: ms. Kermanshah, Sayyid Murtaḍà Nuǧūmī Collection, no number (1106H/1695)

Muḥammad Saʿīd Ibn Muḥammad Ṭāhir Ibn Mullā Tawfīq al-Lāhīǧānī: ms. Tehran, Kitābḫānah-i Maǧlis-i Shūrā-yi Millī, 1900 (1107H/1695-6)

Muḥammad Ibn Mawlānā Muḥammad Ḥusayn Hamadānī: ms. Tehran, Kitābḫānah-i Maǧlis-i Shūrā-yi Millī, Ṭabāṭabā'ī 1300 (1111H/1699)

(own.) Walī al-Dīn Ǧārullāh: ms. Turkey, Istanbul, Süleymaniye Kütüphanesi, Carullah 1425 (1115H/1703)

Rafīʿ al-Dīn Muḥammad Ḥusayn al-Ṭabasī: ms. Tehran, Kitābḫānah-i Millī Malik, 1275 (1116H/1704-5)

Ibn Muḥammad Šarīf Muḥammad Kāẓim: ms. Arak, Ibrāhīm Dihgān Collection, 182 (1116H/1705)

Muḥammad Naṣīr Ibn Marḥum Ḫalīfat Muḥammad: ms. Istanbul, Millet Kütüphanesi, Ali Emiri 1445 (1132H/1719-20)

Ḫalīl Ibn Ǧaʿfar Ṭāliqānī: ms. Tehran, Kitābḫānah-i Maǧlis-i Shūrā-yi Millī, 1911 (1135H/1722)

Ibn Ḥāǧǧī ʿAbd al-Hakīm Muḥammad Ṣādiq (colophon of r) = al-Ṣādiq Ibn Ḥāǧǧī ʿAbd al-Hakīm (colophon of Ilāhiyyāt): ms. London, India Office, Islamic 1811 (1152H/1739-40 [end of copy of r]; 1154H/1741 [end of copy of Ilāhiyyāt]; place of copy: Šāh Ǧahān Ābād [= Old Delhi])

(own.) Muḥammad al-Ḥusaynī: ms. London, India Office, Islamic 1811 cit.

[(own.) Nādir Šāh Afšār (d. 1160H/1747): a manuscript of the Šifāʾ – apparently complete – belonging to his private library is now preserved in Mashhad, Āstān-i Quds-i Razavī Library. See Brentjes 2008, p. 434]

(own.) Sultan Maḥmūd I (reg. 1730-1745AD): ms. Istanbul, Süleymaniye Kütüphanesi, Ayasofya 2442 cit.

Muḥammad al-madʿuww bi-Rabīʿ: ms. Tehran, Kitābḫānah-i Millī Ǧumhūri-yi Islami-yi Iran, 7590 (owners notes of the XII/XVIII c.) [cf. Muḥammad Rabīʿ Nišābūrī]

 

XIII/XIX

Muḥammad Ḥusayn Ibn Ismāʿīl Ibn Ḥusayn Tafrašī: ms. Tehran, Kitābḫānah-i Maǧlis-i Shūrā-yi Millī, 1783 (1240H/1824-5)

ʿIzzat ʿAlī Gorakhpūrī: ms. India, Rampur, Rampur Raza Library, 3483 ع  (1293H/1876)

Maḥmūd Šarīf Ibn Āqā Buzurg: ms. Tehran, Kitābḫānah-i Dāniškāda-i Ilāhiyyāt-i Dānišgāh-i Tihrān, 236/3 (1295H/1878)

Sayyid Mahdī Ibn Maʿṣūm Ibn Ǧaʿfar al-Ḥusaynī al-Ǧīlānī: ms. Tehran,  Kitābḫānah-i Markazī-yi Dānišgāh-i Tihrān, 7002 (1295H/1878; place of copy: Tehran, Madrasa Muḥammadiyya)

Muḥammad Ibn ʿAbd Allāh al-šahīr bi-Bāqir: ms. Rasht, Kitābḫānah-i ʿUmūmī-yi Ǧamʿiyyat-i Kitābḫānah-i Našr-i Farhang, 37 (1296H/1878-9)

 

XIV/XX

Maḥmūd Qāsim: ms. Cairo, Dār al-Kutub al-Miṣriyya, 262/9 ḥikma wa-falsafa (1337H/1918)

 

Uncertain Date

Muḥammad Qulī Ibn Muḥammad ʿAlī Tabrīzī: ms. Qum, Kitābḫānah-i Golpāyegānī, 8586