Al-faraj ba‘d al-shiddah, a Turkish manuscript, probably of the eighteenth century, written in a current, fairly readable Naskhi hand, with Persian titles in red. Edit


Component Unique Identifier
Level of Description


  • 18th century. (Creation)


  • 178 Leaves (Whole)



  • Conditions Governing Access

    Normal access conditions apply.

  • Conditions Governing Use

    Normal reproduction conditions apply, subject to any copyright restrictions.

  • Arrangement

    178 folios.

  • Scope and Contents

    The manuscript is a copy of the Turkish collection of tales which was based closely on a medieval Persian collection. The full complement of 42 tales is present, but not in the traditional order; there are four additional tales from other sources.

    The words 'Persian Tales in Turkish Translated by me into English' followed by an erased and now indecipherable signature, appear on folio 178 verso.

    A fuller description, by C S Mundy of the School of Oriental and African Studies, has been placed with the manuscript.

  • Other Finding Aids

    There is a contents list on folio i.