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A legal miscellany. Contains 1: 5th flyleaf verso-f.73a: Kānūn-nāme-i cedīd, a copy of the general law code, consisting of fatwas issued by a number of şeyhulislams in the 16th and 17th centuries and compiled at the order of sultan Süleyman the Magnificent. 2: f.73b-86b: Maʿrūzāt, a copy of a collection of fatwas issued by Ebüssuʿūd Meḥmed b. Meḥmed el-ʿImādī (1490-1574). Marginal additions, often extensive. 3: f.87a-90a: an appendix containing a series of fatwas by seyhulislam Yaḥyā Efendi (1553?-1644). 4: f.90a-b: A series of comparisons in Arabic, headed Tarǧīḥ al-bayān. 5: f.90b-91a: Mesāʾil ül-müşkilāt, a brief treatise on the seven cases that make an oath invalid., 1233/[1817-1818]

Identifier: Or. 26.615.

Scope and Contents

From the Fonds:

The Anhegger collection consists of 1) six Oriental manuscripts, mostly textbooks and collections of jurisprudence; 2) his private papers, reflecting his activities as a scholar and as director of German cultural centres in foreign countries; and 3) printed books on varied subjects, among which c. 35 Karamanlidika imprints.


  • 1233/[1817-1818]


Language of Materials

German, (Ottoman) Turkish, other Oriental and European languages.

Physical Description

Ottoman Turkish and Arabic MS on glazed white paper, 5 + 91 f.; 20.6x15 cm + Small rık'a script, 25 lines to the page; headings, rubrics and lines in red. Bound in boards covered in varicoloured marbled paper, with brown leather edges.


Anhegger 1

Repository Details

Part of the Leiden University Libraries Archives & Collections Repository

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