The Prince and the Plunder

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An 18th century manuscript of the Fetha Nagast or Justice of Kings (OR 806)

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What: An Ethiopian manuscript dated 1721 of the Justice of Kings, Ecclesiastical laws and Civil laws. Deeds of gift of King Takla Haimanot.

Where: The British Library, 96 Euston Rd, London NW1 2DB

Ref: OR 806
Digital version –

Stamped on first page: “Presented by the Secretary of State for India Aug. 1868”
Listed as part of the “Magdala collection” in William Wright’s Catalogue of the Ethiopic manuscripts in the British Museum acquired since the year 1847

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