Philosophy
on the Border of Civilizations

Towards a Critical Edition of the Metaphysics of Avicenna

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Places of copy

Provisional (last update 19 October 2017)

Detail of the Colophon
Ms. Tehran, Kitābḫānah-i Millī Malik, 1085 - Colophon, detail including info on place of copy

Āgra Baghdad Ḫarbart Iṣfahān
Marāġa Mārdīn Mosul Old Delhi
Šīrāz Tabrīz Tehran Tūn



For sigla, styles, and conventions, see Legenda and Bibliography


Āgra (India)

Ms. Lucknow, Nadwat al-ʿUlamāʾ, ḥikma wa-falsafa 58/6826 (Muḥarram 1038H/August-September 1628, from an exemplar of Rabīʿ II 509H/1115, copied in Baghdad; copyist: [...] Ibn Muḥammad ʿAlī al-Māzandaranī)

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Baghdad (Iraq)

[Ms. copied in 503H/1110, by Miskawayh Ibn Sahl Ibn Miskawayh the Physician, exemplar of ms. Qum, Āyatullāh ʿAllāma Ḥasan Ḥasanzadeh Āmulī Collection, no number [2] (1070H/1660)]

[Ms. copied in 503H/1110 (Ǧumādà II/January), exemplar of ms. Najaf, Maktabat al-Imām Amīr al-Muʾminīn, 1096 (Raǧab 1091H/July-August 1680)]

[Ms. copied in 503H/1110 (Ǧumādà II/January), probable exemplar of ms. Qum, Kitābḫānah-i Masǧid-i Aʿẓam, 1391, apparently copied in X-XI/XVI-XVII c.]

[Ms. copied in 503H/1110 (Ǧumādà II/January), exemplar of ms. Rasht, Kitābḫānah-i ʿUmūmī-yi Ǧamʿiyyat-i Kitābḫānah-i Našr-i Farhang, 37 (1296H/1878-9; copyist: ʿAbd Allāh al-šahīr bi-Bāqir)]

Ms. Tehran, Kitābḫānah-i Millī Malik, 1085 (20 Rabīʿ II 509H/19 September 1115)

[Ms. copied in 509H/1115 (20 Rabīʿ II/12 September), exemplar of ms. Lucknow, Nadwat al-ʿUlamāʾ, ḥikma wa-falsafa 58/6826 (1038H/1628; copyist: *** Ibn Muḥammad ʿAlī al-Māzandaranī; place of copy: Āgra, India)]

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Ḫarbart (= Ḫarbūt, nowadays Elazıǧ) (East Turkey)

Ms. Istanbul, Süleymaniye Kütüphanesi, Ayasofya 2442 (671-4H/1273-6; copyist: Amīr al-Dīn Māniyūl [?], in the colophon written by Buḫtanaṣar Ibn Šimʿūn the Physician, from Qalʿat al-Rūm [nowadays Hromgla] = Nebukadnāzar Ben Shem‛ūn in the last line, in Syriac, of the colophon; other place of copy: Marāġa, Iran [671H])

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Iṣfahān (Iran)

Ms. Berlin, Deutsche Staatsbibliothek, Minutoli 229 (1083H/1672-3)

Ms. Qum, Kitābḫānah-i Pažūhišgāh ʿUlūm wa-Taḥqīqāt Islāmī, 842 (1090H/1679-80; copyist: Ṣadr Ibn al-Ḥusayn Ibn Mīr Maʿṣūm Gīlānī)

Ms. Tehran, Kitābḫānah-i Maǧlis-i Shūrā-yi Millī, 1902 (1088H/1678; copyist: ʿAlī Naqī Ibn Muḥammad Amīn Ibn Ḥusayn Ṣūfī al-Ǧīlī)

Ms. Tehran, Kitābḫānah-i Markazī-yi Dānišgāh-i Tihrān, 4214, Miškāt 242 (949H/1542)

Ms. Tehran, Kitābḫānah-i Vizārat-i Umūr-i Ḫāriǧah, 614 (1062H/1652; copyist: ʿAlāʾ al-Dīn Muḥammad Ibn Sulaymān al-Basṭāmī)

[Iṣfahān (Iran) ?], Madrasat Mullā ʿAbd Allāh

Ms. Kütahya, Vahit Paşa İl Halk Kütüphanesi, 1985 (1100H/1689; copyist: Muḥammad Saʿīd al-Ḥasanī al-Ǧīlānī)

Iṣfahān (Iran), Madrasat al-Šafīqiyya

[Ms. Qum, Āyatullāh ʿAllāma Ḥasan Ḥasanzadeh Āmulī Collection, no number [5] (1077H/1666-7) ?]

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Marāġa (Iran)

Ms. Istanbul, Süleymaniye Kütüphanesi, Ayasofya 2442 (671-4H/1273-6; copyist: Amīr al-Dīn Māniyūl [?], in the colophon written by Buḫtanaṣar Ibn Šimʿūn the Physician, from Qalʿat al-Rūm [nowadays Hromgla] = Nebukadnāzar Ben Shem‛ūn in the last line, in Syriac, of the colophon; other place of copy: Ḫarbart [= Ḫarbūt, nowadays Elazığ], East Turkey [674H])

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Mārdīn or Māridīn (South East Turkey)

Ms. Ankara, Millī Kütüphane, B 153 (694H/1294)

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Mosul (Iraq)

Ms. copied in 652H/1254, and collated with ms. London, India Office, Islamic 1811 (1154H/1741)

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Nīšābūr (Iran) [?]

[Ms. in which miI is copied in 468H/1076 (6 Ḏū l-Ḥiǧǧa/11 July), exemplar of ms. Rampur, Rampur Raza Library, 3477 ع (+ m, ṭ, r), apparently copied in XII/XVIII c.]

[Ms. in which m is copied in 469H/1076 (23 Rabīʿ I/25 October) and ṭii is copied in 469H/1077 (18 Dey Māh/8 January), exemplar of ms. Calcutta, Asiatic Society of Bengal Library, Ar. 102 (+ m, ṭ, r), apparently copied in XI/XVII c.]

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(Old Delhi=) Šāh Ǧahān Ābād (India)

Ms. London, India Office, Islamic 1811 (1152H/1739-40 [end of copy of r]; 1154H/1741 [end of copy of Ilāhiyyāt]; copyist: Muḥammad al-Ḥusaynī

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Šīrāz (Iran), Madrasat Dār al-Aytām

Ms. Istanbul, Nuruosmaniye Kütüphanesi, 2709 (886-97H/1481-91; copyists: Ibn Muḥammad Zāhid al-Ḥiǧāzī al-Ḥanafī  [in Šīrāz, Madrasat Dār al-Aytām 886H], Aḥmad Ibn ʿAlī [897H])

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Tabrīz (Iran), Madrasat Ūrḫān

Ms. Istanbul, Süleymaniye Kütüphanesi, Damat Ibrahim Paśa 823 (697H/1297-8; copyist: Šahāb al-Karmīnī)

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Tehran (Iran), Madrasat Ḫān Marwzī (= Marwī)

Ms. Tehran, Kitābḫānah-i Dāniškāda-i Ilāhiyyāt-i Dānišgāh-i Tihrān, 236/3 (1295H/1878; copyist: Maḥmūd Šarīf Ibn Āqā Nūrak)

Tehran (Iran), Madrasa Muḥammadiyya

Ms. Tehran, Kitābḫānah-i Millī Ǧumhūri-yi Islami-yi Iran, 7002 (1295H/1878; copyist: Sayyid Mahdī Ibn Maʿṣūm Ibn Ǧaʿfar al-Ḥusaynī al-Ǧīlānī)

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Tūn (nowadays Ferdows) 

Ms. Iran, Mashhad, Kitābḫānah-i Āstān-i Quds-i Razavī, 172 (1053H/1643-4; copyist: Muḥammad Mīrak, a.k.a. Mūsà al-Ḥusaynī al-Tūnī)

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