By van Jo Steenbergen
In Caliphate and Kingship in a Fifteenth-Century Literary background of Muslim management and Pilgrimage Jo van Steenbergen provides a brand new examine, variation and translation of al-Ḏahab al-Masbūk fī Ḏikr guy Ḥağğa min al-Ḫulafāʾ wa-l-Mulūk, a precis historical past of the Muslim pilgrimage to Mecca via al-Maqrīzī (766-845 AH/ca. 1365-1442 CE). characteristically regarded as an invaluable resource for the heritage of the ḥağğ, al-Ḏahab al-Masbūk is re-interpreted the following as a fancy literary building that used to be endowed with assorted meanings. via exact contextualist, narratological, semiotic and codicological analyses Van Steenbergen demonstrates how those meanings have been deeply embedded in early-fifteenth century Egyptian adjustments, how they replaced considerably through the years, and the way they incorporated specific claims approximately authorship and approximately valid and solid Muslim rule.
Read Online or Download Caliphate and Kingship in a Fifteenth-Century Literary History of Muslim Leadership and Pilgrimage PDF
Similar middle east books
This can be a debatable examine of the origins of Islamic civilisation, first released in 1977. by means of studying non-Muslim assets, the authors indicate the intimate hyperlink among the Jewish faith and the earliest kinds of Islam. As a major, scholarly try and open up a brand new, exploratory direction of Islamic heritage, the booklet has already engendered a lot debate.
Moment lifestyles was once first released in 1995. "Having sat out the U. S. civil rights move and the Vietnam struggle protest through the sixties, I joined my first reason within the past due eighties, a middle-aged educational at the different facet of the realm. " So writes Janet Varner Gunn, who from 1988 to 1990 took day out from college instructing to do human rights paintings at the West financial institution.
The courses of the Hakluyt Society (founded in 1846) made on hand edited (and occasionally translated) early debts of exploration. the 1st sequence, which ran from 1847 to 1899, comprises a hundred books containing released or formerly unpublished works by way of authors from Christopher Columbus to Sir Francis Drake, and masking voyages to the recent global, to China and Japan, to Russia and to Africa and India.
The second one conflict for Fallujah, dubbed Operation Phantom Fury, came about over a virtually two-month interval, from November 7 to December 23, 2004. The Marine Corps’ greatest conflict in Iraq up to now, it used to be so lengthy and fierce that it has entered the pantheon of USMC battles along Iwo Jima, Inchon, and Hue urban.
- Religion, culture and politics in Iran: from the Qajars to Khomeini
- Empires of the Silk Road: A History of Central Eurasia from the Bronze Age to the Present
- Ancient Iraq (3rd Edition)
- Congress and the Shaping of the Middle East
- Regional Dynamics of the Indonesian Revolution: Unity from Diversity
Additional resources for Caliphate and Kingship in a Fifteenth-Century Literary History of Muslim Leadership and Pilgrimage
29 5 Introducing a Scholar between Late Medieval Cairo, Damascus, and Mecca The scholarly tradition to pursue religious duty and knowledge was certainly what drove the scholar Aḥmad b. ʿAlī l-Maqrīzī (b. 766/c. 1365; d. 26 Ramaḍān 845/7 February 1442) to join on several occasions the Egyptian caravans and to exchange from time to time the intense urban environment of his hometown of Cairo for the remote and much quieter surroundings of Sacred Mecca’s Sanctuary mosque. Just as was true for any other scholar, however, whether 29 Petry (1993): 324.
22 Just as in the ḥaǧǧ season of 850/1447, this closely watched organisation of the main pilgrimage travel could result occasionally—in years of regional political stability and socio-economic prosperity in particular—in the arrival in Mecca of eight to ten different caravans and in the overcrowding of the town’s basic facilities, as is also suggested by al-Saḫāwī for the unusually busy season of 845/1442: [After the arrival of the Cairo caravans], the caravan from Gaza entered [Mecca], followed by the [caravans] from Aleppo, from Damascus, from Karak, from Safad, from Baghdad, and then from with the Turkmen.
Rabbat (2003) (quotes p. 16). Bauden equally refers to “the loss of most of his relatives” as an additional reason for al-Maqrīzī to decide “to retire from public life and to devote himself full-time to his passion for writing history” (Bauden : 166). 36 chapter 1 and memberships. Al-Maqrīzī’s career was very much confronted with those radical changes, which really started to set in just after his first appointment to the position of muḥtasib in 801/1399, when sultan Barqūq died. At that time dynastic arrangements around Barqūq’s royal household proved strong enough to enable his succession by his young son al-Nāṣir Faraǧ.