Bašeskija, Mula Mustafa Ševki (1730-1809) | URL | VIAF | ISNI
This collection of different texts (mecmua), called “Chronicle” (Ljetopis) in the historiography, describes the events occured in the Ottoman province of Bosnia between 1159 AH / 1746-1747 and 1217 AH / 1803-1804. The manuscript also includes obituaries listing the dead inhabitants of Sarajevo for each year, with the author providing every entry with personal comments. Besides the obituaries, the mecmua consists of ilahîs, numerous hikayes (short stories) and anecdotes obviously widespread in Sarajevo in the 18th century, stories about dream interpretations, an overview of Islamic rulers in the world history, remarks about the Ottoman conquest of the Balkans and a list of events in the history of Islam.
Manuscript Collection of the Gazi-Husrev-Beg Library in Sarajevo, call number 7340 [Katalog arapskih, turskih, perzijskih i bosanskih rukopisa / Catalogue of Arabic, Turkish, Persian & Bosnian Manuscripts IV. Gazi Husrevbegova biblioteka u Sarajevu / Gazi-Husrev-Beg Library in Sarajevo (ed. Fehim Nametak), London – Sarajevo : Al-Furqan Fondacija za islamsko naslijeđe – Rijaset Islamske zajednice u BiH 1998, p. 279]