The Historiography of Islamic Egypt

This collection of essays discusses the rich and varied tradition of history writing in mediaeval and early modern Egypt, providing new insights into the works and the lives and outlooks of their authors.

The Historiography of Islamic Egypt

Author: Hugh N. Kennedy

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004117945

Page: 269

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This collection of essays discusses the rich and varied tradition of history writing in mediaeval and early modern Egypt, providing new insights into the works and the lives and outlooks of their authors.

International Medieval Bibliography

International Medieval Bibliography

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Lists articles, notes, and similar literature on medieval subjects in journals, Festschriften, conference proceedings, and collected essays. Covers all aspects of medieval studies within the date range of 450 to 1500 for the entire continent of Europe, the Middle East and North Africa for the period before the Muslim conquest and parts of those areas subsequently controlled by Christian powers.

Tree of Pearls

The Extraordinary Architectural Patronage of the 13th-Century Egyptian Slave-
Queen Shajar Al-Durr D. Fairchild Ruggles ... “Representing the Mamluks,” in
Hugh Kennedy, ed., The Historiography of Islamic Egypt (c. 9501800). Leiden:
Brill ...

Tree of Pearls

Author: D. Fairchild Ruggles

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0190873205

Page: 208

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Shajar al-Durr--known as "Tree of Pearls"--began her remarkable career as a child slave, given as property to the Ayyubid Sultan Salih of Egypt. She became his favorite concubine, was manumitted, became the sultan's wife, served as governing regent, and ultimately rose to become the legitimately appointed sultan of Egypt in 1250 after her husband's death. Shajar al-Durr used her wealth and power to add a tomb to his urban madrasa; with this innovation, madrasas and many other charitably endowed architectural complexes became commemorative monuments, a practice that remains widespread today. A highly unusual case of a Muslim woman authorized to rule in her own name, her reign ended after only three months when she was forced to share her governance with an army general from the ranks of the Mamluks (elite slave soldiers) and for political expediency to marry him. Despite the fact that Shajar al-Durr's story ends tragically with her assassination and hasty burial, her deeds in her lifetime offer a stark alternative to the continued belief that women in the medieval period were unseen, anonymous, and inconsequential in a world that belonged to men. This biography--the first ever in English--will place the rise and fall of the sultan-queen in the wider context of the cultural and architectural development of Cairo, the city that still holds one of the largest and most important collections of Islamic monuments in the world. D. Fairchild Ruggles also situates the queen's extraordinary architectural patronage in relation to other women of her own time, such as Aleppo's Ayyubid regent. Tree of Pearls concludes with a lively discussion of what we can know about the material impact of women of both high and lesser social rank in this period, and why their impact matters in the writing of history.

Order Out of Chaos

17 – 31 . - “ Al - Maqrīzī ' s account of the Transition from Turkish to Circassian
Mamluk Sultanate : History in the Service of Faith ” , in H . Kennedy ( ed . ) , The
Historiography of Islamic Egypt ( C . 950 - 1800 ) , ( The Medieval Mediterranean
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Order Out of Chaos

Author: J. van Steenbergen

Publisher: Medieval Mediterranean: People

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Page: 210

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This book deals with the socio-political history of the Syro-Egyptian Mamluk Sultanate between 1341 and 1382 CE, providing an unprecedented and intriguing analysis of this period's political culture from three interrelated perspectives: political institutions, individual relationships, and conflicts.

Mamlukica

... und religiöse Traktate sowie mathematische und naturwissenschaftliche
Abhandlungen. Umso bedauerlicher ist es, dass sich Li Guo in seinem für den
Sammelband über die Historiography of Islamic Egypt (c. 9501800)
verfassten Artikel ...

Mamlukica

Author: Stephan Conermann

Publisher: V&R unipress GmbH

ISBN: 3847101110

Page: 446

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Wer sich mit der gut 250 Jahre andauernden Mamlukenzeit in Ägypten und Syrien (1250-1517) zu beschäftigen beginnt, kann recht schnell zumindest ein Charakteristikum dieser Zeit benennen: die ganz ungewöhnliche Polarisierung der Gesellschaft. Eine vornehmlich arabische Bevölkerung wurde beherrscht von einer durchweg turkstämmigen Elite freigelassener Militärsklaven, die sich durch ein sich selbst auferlegtes Gebot ständig zu regenerieren versuchte. Mamluk werden konnte nur ein außerhalb des islamischen Herrschaftsbereiches als Nichtmuslim frei geborener, dann verskl ...

Islamic Law in Action

From Slave to Sultan: The Career of Al-Mans.ūr Qalāwūn and the Consolidation
of Mamluk Rule in Egypt and Syria (678–689 ... In The Historiography of Islamic
Egypt (c. 9501800), ed. Hugh Kennedy, 167–194. Leiden: E. J. Brill, 2001. ——.

Islamic Law in Action

Author: Kristen Stilt

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191621773

Page: 256

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A dynamic account of the practice of Islamic law, this book focuses on the actions of a particular legal official, the muhtasib, whose vast jurisdiction included all public behavior. In the cities of Cairo and neighboring Fustat during the Mamluk period (1250-1517), the men who held the position of muhtasib acted as regulators of markets and public spaces generally. They traversed their jurisdictions carrying out the duty to command right and forbid wrong, and were as much a part of the legal landscape as the better-known figures of judge and mufti. Taking directions from the rulers, the sultan foremost among them, they were also guided by legal doctrine as formulated by the jurists, combining these two sources of law in one face of authority. The daily workings of the law are illuminated by the reports of the muhtasib in the vivid Mamluk-era chronicles, which often also captured the responses of the individuals who encountered the official. The book is organized around actions taken by the muhtasib in the areas of Muslim devotional and pious practices; crimes and offenses; the management of Christians and Jews; market regulation and consumer protection; the specific markets for essential bread; currency and taxes; and public order. The case studies presented show that while legal doctrine was clearly relevant to the muhtasib's actions, the policy demands of the sultan were also quite significant, and rules from both sources of authority intersected with social, political, economic, and personal factors to create full and vibrant scenarios that reveal the practice of Islamic law.

Crusades

HOCH, Martin, The price of failure: the second crusade as a turning point in the
history of the Latin East?, in: Second ... IRWIN, Robert, 'Ali al-Baghdadi and the
joy of Mamluk serc, in: The Historiography of Islamic Egypt (c.950-1800), ed.

Crusades

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Crusades covers seven hundred years from the First Crusade (1095-1102) to the fall of Malta (1798) and draws together scholars working on theatres of war, their home fronts and settlements from the Baltic to Africa and from Spain to the Near East and on theology, law, literature, art, numismatics and economic, social, political and military history. Ashgate publishes this journal for The Society for the Study of the Crusades and the Latin East.

Maml k Studies Review

... al - Wahhāb al - Nuwayrī , Nihāyat al - Arab fi Funūn al - Adab , vol . 27 , ed . Sa
' id ' Ashūr ( Cairo , 1975 ) , 300 _ 420 . Reuven Amitai , “ Al - Nuwayrī as a
Historian of the Mongols , ” in The Historiography of Islamic Egypt ( c . 9501800
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Maml  k Studies Review

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Power and Patronage in Medieval Syria

In Egypt and Syria in the Fatimid , Ayyubid and Mamluk Eras , edited by U .
Vermeulen and D . de Smet . Leuven ... Kennedy , Hugh , ed . The Historiography
of Islamic Egypt , c . 9501800 . Leiden , 2001 . - masc Kenney , Ellen . “ Mixed ...

Power and Patronage in Medieval Syria

Author: Ellen V. Kenney

Publisher: University of Chicago

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The long reign of Sultan al-Nasir Muhammad was one of the most productive periods for architectural construction, restoration and urban development in the medieval Near East. The building works of this ruler and his amirs transformed the fabric of the Mamluk capital, Cairo, and shaped its future development in decades to come. For most of al-Nasir Muhammads sultanate, Tankiz al-Nasiri ruled as governor of the Syrian province. Tankizs term was one of the longest for any amir to retain a single office and to remain in the good graces of this sultan, known for his mercurial nature. Tankiz played a critical role in Mamluk politics and Syrian history. His lengthy tenure also allowed him to give sustained attention to the built environment of the province. During his term, he undertook an ambitious program of construction that involved monuments, urban works and renewal projects. This book investigates Tankizs building program by identifying the works that he commissioned, exploring the nature of his participation in these works, and situating them within the broader contexts of architectural development in the region and patronage during the Mamluk period. The volume features over 80 photographs and other illustrations, including several in full colour. It is fully indexed and provides a wealth of references to primary and secondary literature.

Journal of Scholarly Publishing

Arturo Arias ( Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press , 2001 ) ; The '
Goldhagen Effect ' : History , Memory , Nazism ... Guy Bunnens ( Louvain :
Peeters 2000 ) 10 The Historiography of Islamic Egypt , c . 9501800 . ed . Hugh
Kennedy ...

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The Living and the Dead in Islam Epitaphs in context

Insoll : Archaeology of Islam = T . Insoll : The Archaeology of Islam , Oxford 1999 .
... Jarrar : Al - Maqrizi ' s Reinvention = S . Jarrar : Al - Maqrizi ' s Reinvention of
Egyptian Historiography through Architectural History , in : Behrens - Abouseif :
Cairo Heritage pp . ... Jupp / Howarth : Changing Face of Death = P . C . Jupp / G
. Howarth ( eds . ) ... 950 - 1800 ) , Leiden 2001 ( The Medieval Mediterranean 31
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The Living and the Dead in Islam  Epitaphs in context

Author: Werner Diem

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Handbuch der Orientalistik

... from Duke University , Durham , N . C . , for the context , content and
implementation of Bhutto ' s administrative reforms in Pakistan , 19731977 . ... He
was in 1993 a lecturer in the Department of Medieval History in the University of
St . Andrews . ... century ( 1986 ) , Muslim Spain and Portugal ; a political history
of al - Andalus ( 1996 ) , The Historiography of Islamic Egypt , ca . 950 - 1800 (
2001 ) , and The Armies of the caliphs ; military and society in the early Islamic
states ( 2002 ) .

Handbuch der Orientalistik

Author: Wolfgang Behn

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ISBN: 9789004150379

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Taking as a starting point the inventory of authors from the renowned "Index Islamicus", this biographical companion contains a collection of data on the lives and works of the tens of thousands of authors listed in this index from 1665 to 1980. It is useful for the serious student as well as the scholars of Islamic Studies.

Gatekeepers of the Arab Past

Historians and History Writing in Twentieth-century Egypt Yoav Di-Capua. Suhay
! Idriss , Sa Unpublished Szeman , Imre ... In Hugh Kennedy , ed . , The
Historiography of Islamic Egypt , c.950-1800 , 77-92 . Leiden , the Netherlands :
E. J. Brill ...

Gatekeepers of the Arab Past

Author: Yoav Di-Capua

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Yoav Di-Capua explores Egyptian historical thought, examines the careers of numerous critical historians & traces the uneasy relationship of this tradition with colonial forms of knowledge as well as with the postcolonial state.

Towns and Material Culture in the Medieval Middle East

Bilingual Surrender Treaties in Muslim - Crusader Spain under James the
Conqueror . 1999 . ... The Historiography of Mamluk Egypt ( c . 950 - 1800 ) .
2001 . ISBN 90 04 11794 6 32 . Orvietani Busch , S . Medieval Mediterranean
Ports .

Towns and Material Culture in the Medieval Middle East

Author: Universiṭat Bar-Ilan. Faḳulṭah le-madaʻe ha-Yahadut

Publisher: Medieval Mediterranean: People

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Page: 186

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This volume focuses on the interplay between urban society and material culture in the medieval and Ottoman Middle East. The history of Jerusalem in the middle ages is discussed by a number of papers as well as Mamluk Tripoli and the urban history of Palestine during the Crusades. The multi-role of the cadi in the Muslim city is illuminated by two studies cases concerning the Fatimid and Mamluk periods. Three aspects of material culture; the production and spread of paper, textiles and the trade in medicinal substances also are dealt with.

Popular Government and Oligarchy in Renaissance Italy

Bilingual Surrender Treaties in Muslim - Crusader Spain under James the
Conqueror . 1999 . ... The Historiography of Mamluk Egypt ( c . 950 - 1800 ) .
2001 . ISBN 90 04 11794 6 32 . Orvietani Busch , S . Medieval Mediterranean
Ports .

Popular Government and Oligarchy in Renaissance Italy

Author: Christine Shaw

Publisher: Medieval Mediterranean: People

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Page: 332

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An examination of the nature of popular government and oligarchy in towns and cities throughout Renaissance Italy, and of the reasons why broadly-based civic governments were losing ground.

FOURTH CRUSADE REVISITED

Vgl . jetzt auch H . KENNEDY ( Hg . ) , The Historiography of Islamic Egypt ( C .
950 - 1800 ) , Leiden 2001 [ = The Medieval Mediterranean 31 ] . 26 Vgl . F .
DÖLGER - P . WIRTH , Regesten der Kaiserurkunden des oströmischen Reiches
, 3 .

FOURTH CRUSADE REVISITED

Author: Pierantonio Piatti

Publisher: Libreria Editrice Vaticana

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Page: 362

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