A Maqama Collection by a Mamluk Historian: al-Maqamat al-Galaliyya by al-Hasan b. Abi Muhammad al-Safadi (fl. First Quarter of the 8th/14th c.)

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This article is a description and guide to the contents of al-Maqamat al-Galaliyya by al-H.asan b. Abi Muh.ammad al-S.afadi (fl. first quarter of the 8th/14th c.). The article begins with a discussion of the life of the author al-S.afadi and his works. It provides evidence for his biography derived from unpublished manuscript sources. The article then considers features of the authorial context of al-Maqamat al-Galaliyya, including notes found in Laleli MS 1929, and evidence for the dedication of al-Maqamat al-Galaliyya to the famed geographer, historian, and ruler of Hama, al-Malik al-Mu.ayyad Abu l-Fida'. (672/1273-732/1332). The remainder of the article provides a description of al-Maqamat al-Galaliyya, its narrative structures, the contents of the thirty individual maq.m.t, and explores parallels between al-Maqamat al-Galaliyya and other works of the Maqama genre. The final section includes a sample text of al-Maqama l-T.z.niyya and an accompanying commentary.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)631-663
Number of pages33
JournalArabica
Volume61
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014

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Keywords

  • al-Hasan b. Abi Muhammad al-Safadi
  • al-Malik al-Mu'ayyad Abu l-Fida'
  • al-Maqamat al-Galaliyya
  • Classical Arabic literature
  • Mamluk
  • Maqama
  • picaresque

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  • Cultural Studies
  • Language and Linguistics
  • Religious studies
  • Literature and Literary Theory

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