Fragment of an anonymous treatise on the arts of the lance

Add MS 14056, ff 11r-18v

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The record is made up of Ff. 11r-18v. It was created in 870. It was written in Arabic. The original is part of the British Library: Oriental Manuscripts.

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Fragment of an anonymous treatise on the arts of the lance. The text is defective at beginning and end, starting abruptly in Chapter 1 (باب الأول) and ending just after the chapter heading for Chapter 7 (الباب السابع).


  • Chapter 1 (ff 11r-13v, defective at beginning);
  • Chapter 2: Strategies and Protection from Opponents (الباب الثاني في المكايد والاحتراز من الغريم, ff. 13v-16r);
  • Chapter 3 (الباب الثالث, f. 16r-16v);
  • Chapter 4 (الباب الرابع, ff. 16v-17v);
  • Chapter 5 (الباب الخامس, ff. 17v-18r);
  • Chapter 6 (الباب السادس, f. 18r-18v);
  • Chapter 7 (الباب السابع, f. 18v, defective at end).

Begins (f. 11r, lines 1-7, defective):

عالم أو متعلم ويكون ذلك قالب شهعة

ويقف. العالم ويثبت قدميه من

الأرض ويخدم لمن كان حاضرًا من

متعلم أو سلطان أو غير ذلك فإن

لم يكن ثم حاضرًا يفعل ذلك ليصير

ذلك عادة مستمرة مستحكمة ليفعل

ذلك في المبلاء (؟) إذا كان ثم من حضر

Ends (f. 18v, lines 10-12, defective):

وبطل جوابه و جميع حركاته فعند ذلك

اطعنه في مواضع طعنه وهو على الأرض كذلك

الباب السابع

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Add MS 14056, ff 11r-18v

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870 (AH, Hijri qamari)

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Cureton, William and Charles Rieu, Catalogus codicum manuscriptorum orientalium qui in Museo Britannico asservantur. Pars secunda, codices arabicos amplectens (London: The British Museum, 1846-71), Item 1156, pp. 528-29

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