Cultural Heritage of Bosnia and Herzegovina II: Manuscripts of the Elči Ibrahim Pasha’s Madrasa in Travnik
Keywords:manuscripts, cataloguing, Elči Ibrahim Pasha’s madrasa in Travnik, cultural and intellectual history of Bosnia and Herzegovina
This paper presents the manuscript collection of the Elči Ibrahim Pasha’s madrasa in Travnik. This collection contains 105 manuscript codices written in Arabic, Turkish and Persian. In the 1940s, the manuscript collection of this madrasa was transferred to the Gazi Husrev Bey library in Sarajevo, as part of a project that included the storage of manuscripts from all madrasas in Bosnia and Herzegovina in a suitable place. Nevertheless, even after that year, manuscripts continue to arrive in this library, so today it contains a solid manuscript collection. Although it was digitized in 2012 in the manuscript digitization project of the Bosnian manuscript collections by the Yunus Emre Institute, the catalogue of this manuscript collection has never been presented.