Item Details

Call Number: MS Hunter 153 (T.7.12)
Title: Kitab-i Kanun-Name
Date of Creation: Not assigned
Level of Description: Item
Part of MS Hunter 1-658
Content: Unknown Author, Kitab-i Kanun-Name.
Unknown Author's Book of the Canon (Code), a Treatise on the Organization, etc., of the Corps of Janissaries:
Begins: [Turkish characters]
Remarks: Inserted (loose) at the beginning is the following pencilled note by Mr. Gibb: A treatise on the organization etc. of the Corps of | Janissaries; the author says he is a member of | the corps, but does not mention his name; he compiled the treatise during the reign of Sultan Ahmed, son of Sultan Mehemmed. There does not appear to be any title mentioned in | the text, but the words, Kitab-i Qanun-Name, 'The Book of the | Canon (Code)', are written over the first page. Transcribed 9th Rebi'-ul-Akhir, 1087. Turkish.
Cf. Vienna Cat. iii. p. 252f.
Copyist, 'Ali ibn Mehemmed.
[Formerly Q.7.2; Q.7.115]
Physical Description: Bound volume.
Paper, 8 x 5 3/8, ff. 170, written in single cols. of 15 lines, each 5 3/4 x 3 3/8, foliation in Arabic numerals.
Binding: Millboards, covered crimson morocco, floral devices are stamped on the centre of each board and on the flap, gilt-tooled
Access: Normal conditions
Language: Turkish
Material Type: Treatise
Bibliography: John Young & P.H. Aitken, A catalogue of the manuscripts in the Library of the Hunterian Museum in the University of Glasgow (Glasgow, 1908), p. 476.
Accession Number: 2482
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Repository Code: GB 0247

Names associated with this item:

copyist: Ali Ibn Muhammad fl.1676
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