A hitherto unknown Persian manuscript of Hosayn Va¯ 'ez Ka¯šefi¯'s (d. 910/1504-05) Treatise on Ethics Ahla¯q-e mohseni¯ in the Dominican Priory in Vienna

Dennis Halft

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Abstract

The previously unidentified manuscript, MS Cod. 366/262a, which is preserved in the private library of the Dominican Priory in Vienna, is a defective copy of Kama¯l al-Di¯n Hosayn Va¯'ez Ka¯šefi¯'s (d. 910/1504-05) Ahla¯q-e mohseni¯. Transcribed before 978/1570, this copy belongs among the early extant manuscripts of Ka¯šefi¯'s treatise on ethics and governance, originally composed at the Timurid court in Herat. The textual variations that appear in this manuscript when collated with one of the earliest existing copies, MS Diez A quart. 77 (dated 908/1503) held by the Berlin Staatsbibliothek, suggest that the text underwent several revisions which should be taken into account for any future edition that may be envisaged.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)103-115
Number of pages13
JournalJournal of Islamic Manuscripts
Volume3
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2012
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Advice or edification literature
  • Ahla¯q
  • Ahla¯q-e mohseni¯
  • Ethics
  • Kama¯l al-Di¯n Hosayn Va¯'ez Ka¯šefi¯
  • Morals
  • Solta¯n Hosayn Bayqara¯
  • Timurids

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cultural Studies
  • Visual Arts and Performing Arts

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