Manuscript Collection

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Identifier

Accession 1392

Inclusive Dates

1486, ca1600s

Restrictions

Open under the rules and regulations of the Louise Pettus Archives and Special Collections

Collection Size

.50 Linear Feet, 2 bound volumes

Language

Arabic;

Scope and Content Note

The Middle Eastern Manuscript Collection consists of two manuscripts that were found in an abandoned monastery in the country of Armenia and was purchased at an antique market by B. L. Price while he was living in the Middle East. B. L. Price donated the manuscripts to Winthrop to honor two Winthrop graduates (Ruth Douglas Davis Horton, Class of 1929 and Carolyn Caldwell Gaddy, Class of 1931) that were professors of his while attending Wingate College. Mr. B. L. Price states, “I should like to give these two books in honor of the two graduates who have been of great influence to me and to thousands of other students.” The first manuscript, bound in animal-hyde, is a war chronicle chronicling the invasion of Mecca and is written in Assyrian. The second manuscript, re-bound, consists of 38 chapters of the Al-Hidayah fi Sharh Bidayat al-Mubtadi, a commentary on jurisprudence written at the end of the 12th century by Burhan al-Din al-Marghinani (d. 593 [1197 CE]).

Provenance

The Middle Eastern Manuscripts were donated to Winthrop by Mr. B. L. Price in honor of two Winthrop graduates (Ruth Douglas Davis Horton, Class of 1929 and Carolyn Caldwell Gaddy, Class of 1931) that were professors of his while attending Wingate College.

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Middle Eastern Manuscript Collection - Accession 1392

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