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A List of Arabic Manuscripts of Naṣīr al-Dīn al-Ṭūsī’s Taḥrīr al-Majisṭī (2018)


The Taḥrīr al-Majisṭī by Naṣīr al-Dīn al-Ṭūsī is known to have survived in several dozen manuscript copies in different parts of the world. At present, however, we do not have a full list of the preserved manuscripts —or any record that might serve as a basis for drawing up a list of this kind. For the first time, the present article gathers together information on more than a hundred Arabic manuscripts of the Taḥrīr al- Majisṭī, identified through an extensive search in manuscript-catalogues, collection reports and, when possible, by inspection of manuscript copies. Special importance has been given to clarifying the bibliographical situation of each manuscript, particularly concerning the printed catalogues. The article consists of four parts: 1. A brief introduction; 2. A description of the methodology; 3. The list of manuscripts; 4. Concluding remarks.

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Authors & Contributors
Tourkin, S.
Moureau, Sébastien
Ragep, F. Jamil
Pourjavady, Nasrollah
Vesel, Ziva
Madelung, M.
Micrologus: Nature, Sciences and Medieval Societies
Zeitschrift für Geschichte der Arabisch-Islamischen Wissenschaften
Micrologus: Natura, Scienze e Società Medievali
Galenos: Rivista di Filologia dei Testi Medici Antichi
Physis: Rivista Internazionale di Storia della Scienza
Sciamvs: Sources and Commentaries in Exact Sciences
Institut Français de Recherche en Iran
Arabic language
Arab/Islamic world, civilization and culture
Latin language
al-Ṭūsī, Abū Jaʿfar Muḥammad Naṣīr al-Dīn
Fermi, Enrico
Nu'aim ibn Muḥammad ibn Musa
al-Bīrūnī, Muḥammad ibn Aḥmad
Philoponos, Joannes Grammaticus
Ibn al-Nadim, Abu Al-Faraj Muhammad Ibn Ishaq
Time Periods
13th century
20th century
16th century
15th century
Rome (Italy)
Basel (Switzerland)
Florence (Italy)

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