Schoenberg Institute for Manuscript Studies (SIMS): Videos

University of Pennsylvania Library's LJS 51 - Collection of alphabets, encoded correspondence (Video Orientation)

Files

Download

Download video (103.4 MB)

Date of this Version

7-2014

Comments

Video Orientation to the University of Pennsylvania Library's LJS 51 - Collection of alphabets and encoded correspondence.

Collection of encrypted correspondence between the compiler and various correspondents, in approximately 150 alphabets, accompanied by transcriptions of the letters in Arabic. The compiler cites Shihāb al-Dīn al-Jindī al-ʻAlāʼī, Burhān al-Dīn al-Qudsī, and Taqī al-Dīn Muḥammad ibn Jaʻfar al-Ḥusaynī as authorities for some of the alphabets. The manuscript is incomplete, lacking its beginning and end. Occasional marginal notes. Some worm damage in margins.

Disciplines

History | Medieval Studies | Other Arts and Humanities

Streaming Media

University of Pennsylvania Library's LJS 51 - Collection of alphabets, encoded correspondence (Video Orientation)

Share

COinS