Early Mamluk Syrian Historiography: Al-Yūnīnī's Dhayl Mirʼāt Al-zamān, Volume 1

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Li Guo
BRILL, 1998 - History - 241 pages
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This laudable work offers a study, translation and partial edition of one of the most important early Mamluk sources and its author. In addition to the work's contribution to Mamluk history, it also makes a significant contribution towards the ultimate goal of having the key texts of early Mamluk historiography accessible to scholars.
In this first volume the life and work of al-Y?n?n? (d. 1326), the textual history of his Chronicle, its historiographic significance and textual filiation with other independent sources are presented and discussed.
  

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Contents

The Author
6
The Text
22
The Sources
60
The Dhayl and alJazaris Hawddith
97
The Manuscripts of alYuninis Mukhtasar Mirat
208
Bibliography
217
Index
227
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About the author (1998)

Li Guo, Ph.D. (1994), Yale University, is Lecturer in the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, The University of Chicago. He was educated in China, Yemen, Egypt and the USA and has published on Mamluk historiography, Arabic literature and language pedagogy.