Dimensions: 16.5 x 11 cm. Condition: The first leaf containing Surah al-Fatihah is missing. The binding is damaged and a leaf is torn. This is a historical specimen of Korans from the Ottoman Bulgaria.
Sofia was conquered by the Ottoman Empire during the reign of Murad I in 1382 and saw the 1443 crusade of John Hunyadi and Wadysaw III of Varna in a desperate effort to drive out the Ottomans, for the participation of which many citizens of Sofia were persecuted, particularly those from the elite classes. Muslims first appeared in the still predominantly Bulgarian town during the time, as Sofia rose to become in 1444 the capital of Rumelian beylerbeylik, spanning most of the Ottoman possessions in Europe, remaining the centre of the region until the 18th century. This beautiful antique artefact is from.The item "ANTIQUE OTTOMAN BULGARIAN ARABIC ISLAMIC MANUSCRIPT QURAN ILLUMINATED KORAN 1810" is in sale since Tuesday, September 5, 2017. This item is in the category "Antiques\Manuscripts". The seller is "eternality" and is located in Malmoe. This item can be shipped worldwide.