Genealogy of Warsaw (1692)
Illustrated Genealogy of Prophets and Rulers
The Transcription of the Ottoman Illustrated World History, Its Translation into Modern Turkish and Facsimile of Manuscript nr. BOZ 183 in Polish National Library
edited by MEHMET TÜTÜNCÜ- ÖMER ERDEM – SEVDE NUR GÜLDİKEN
This manuscript written in Ottoman Turkish preserved at the National Library in Warsaw, Poland, the Biblioteka Ordynacji Zamojskiej1 (Zamoyski Family Library) in Warsaw (Rps. BOZ 183), is an important addition to our knowledge about Ottoman Illustrated World Histories. It consists of thirty-five folios, each measuring 24 x 35,5 cm.
There is a note at the beginning about the former owners of the manuscript. As stated in this note, the manuscript was completed during the reign of Sultan Suleiman II (r. 1098-1102/1687-1691).Hence, by the time of the reigns of Sultan Ahmed II or Sultan Mustafa II, the manuscript must have already left Ottoman lands and have been brought to Europe where it was acquired by the eminent English mathematician, astronomer, and theologian Sir Isaac Newton.3 Newton’s interest in Islam and his endeavor to discover the date of the creation of the world by calculating the life span of the prophets is well known. This manuscript details the life span of every prophet. Evidently this was an important work for Newton. After his death the manuscript was removed from his inheritance. Later it was bought by the collectors
This work comprises names and biographies of more than 650 illustrious persons and their genealogical connections with each other from the time of Adam to 1700 CE. What makes it important is that 205 of them are illustrated with portraits. The illustrations are presented chronologically and are, to a certain extent, interrelated. It thus presents an ideal source to learn about the affinities and the genealogy of the reigning dynasties and prophets. Because of all the afore-mentioned qualities, we named this work, which does not bear any title, the Genealogy of Warsaw (Silsile-nâme-î Varşova).
In the portrait section of the work, the names of the people portrayed are sometimes written below the Arabic inscription in pencil in French and in English. These are additions to notices written in different hands of the respective owners of the manuscript (Newton, Barnard, Jaubert etc.). In the Genealogy, some lineages can be followed carefully along lines. These are the Israelites, the Turks, the Prophet Mohammed followed by the Caliphs
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3. Workshop on “Alternative Archives in Muslim Asia”, University of Nottingham Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, 5-6 July 2019
In hidden corners of now-minority Muslim communities, traces of old textual circulations remain. Many sources survive in non-traditional archives, where the apparatus for accessing them is often poorly developed. This workshop aims to build a network of scholarship and archival practice that accelerates the recovery of these texts, rebuilds their trans-national context, and brings their stories of neglected Islamic traditions to life.
Deadline for abstracts: 7 March 2019.
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The Institute is interested in candidates with a strong record in research and teaching related to early modern and modern developments in the Ottoman Empire and/or Turkey. Knowledge of Ottoman Turkish, Arabic and Persian will be particularly welcome.
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7. Fellowships for Visiting Scholars, Orient-Institut, Beirut
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Classes will start on July 8th and will include lectures, seminars and presentations. Two times a week classes of Persian language will be followed by a lecture on different topics of Iranian linguistics, literature and history.
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The 6 weeks summer schools offers an intensive Persian language course spanning 120 hours, divided into 30 days of instruction and focusing on grammar, reading, speaking, and writing. Another 20 hours is devoted to lectures on Iranian linguistics, literature and history.
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10. Full-time cataloger position at the Hill Museum and Manuscript Library. The position will be devoted to cataloging the extensive collection of Islamic manuscripts (over 60,000) which have been digitized in Mali. The position is open until filled.
Information for the position can also be viewed online at https://apps.csbsju.edu/employment/default.aspx?page=jobs.
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11. Discovery of a fragment of a hitherto-undocumented Irish translation (from Gerard of Cremona’s Latin, of Ibn Sina’s (Avicenna’s) Canon.
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