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.)

Maurice Pomerantz

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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 It provides evidence for his biography derived from unpublished manuscript sources.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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    • Language and Linguistics
    • Religious studies
    • Literature and Literary Theory

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    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.). / Pomerantz, Maurice.

    In: Arabica, Vol. 61, No. 6, 01.01.2014, p. 631-663.

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