Submitted by Mohamad Reza Ghiasian
Book title: Jami‘ al-Tavarikh by Rashid al-Din Fazl Allah Hamidani (Copied in 714 A.H.) and Majma‘ al-Tavarikh by Hafiz Abru (Copied in 829 A.H.): Facsimile Edition of Manuscript H. 1653, Topkapi Palace Library
By: Mohamad Reza Ghiasian
Publisher: Miras-e Maktoob
Series: Facsimile, no. 34
Extent: 978 pp.
Hardback, 4 Vols., full colour.
Hazine 1653 is in part the oldest surviving Persian copy of the Jamiʿ al-Tawarikh. It was produced in the scriptorium of its author in 714/1314. It contains the second part of the second volume of the Jamiʿ al-Tawarikh, which covers the events from the time of creation up to the extinction of the ʿAbbasid dynasty and a section on the history of the non-Mongol peoples of Eurasia. In the subsequent century, Hafiz-i Abru, who was charged by the Timurid ruler Shahrukh to complete the manuscript, replaced the pre-Islamic section of the book with the first volume of his own Majmaʿ al-Tawarikh. The pre-Islamic section of the book, which is an autograph of its author, is again the oldest dated copy of the first volume of the Majmaʿ al-Tawarikh. In its current state, Hazine 1653 consists of 435 folios, of which 143 are illustrated. It is for the first time that one of the earliest copies of the Jamiʿ al-Tawarikhhas been published in its entirety.
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