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Author Conference of the School of Mamlūk Studies (1st : 2014 : Venice, Italy)

Title Al-Suyūṭī, a polymath of the Mamlūk period : proceedings of the themed day of the First Conference of the School of Mamlūk Studies (Ca' Foscari University, Venice, June 23, 2014) / edited by Antonella Ghersetti
Published Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2017
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Series Islamic history and civilization ; volume 138
Islamic history and civilization ; volume 138
Contents Machine generated contents note: 1. Al-Suyuti as a Sufi / Eric Geoffroy -- 2. Al-Suyuti, the Intolerant Ecumenist: Law and Theology in Ta'yid al-haqiqa al-'aliyya wa-tashyid al-tariqah al-Shadhiliyya / Aaron Spevack -- 3. Al-Suyuti and Problems of the waqf / Takao Ito -- 4. Bid'a or sunna: The taylasan as a Contested Garment in the Mamluk Period (Discussions between al-Suyuti and Others) / Judith Kindinger -- 5. Al-Suyuti's Stance Toward Worldly Power: A Reexamination Based on Unpublished and Understudied Sources / Christian Mauder -- 6. Casting the Caliph in a Cosmic Role: Examining al-Suyuti's Historical Vision / Mustafa Banister -- 7. Preservation through Elaboration: The Historicisation of the Abyssinians in al-Suyuti's Raf'sha'n al-Hubshan / Christopher D. Bahl -- 8. Evidence of Self-editing in al-Suyuti's Tahbir and Itqan: A Comparison of his Chapters on Asbab al-nuzul / S.R. Burge -- 9. "Usefulness without Toil": Al-Suyuti and the Art of Concise hadith Commentary / Joel Blecher -- 10. History, Comparativism, and Morphology: Al-Suyuti and Modern Historical Linguistics / Francesco Grande -- 11. Al-Suyuti and Erotic Literature / Jaakko Hameen-Anttila -- 12. Revisiting Love and Coquetry in Medieval Arabic Islam: Al-Suyuti's Perspective / Daniela Rodica Firanescu
Summary This volume is a collection of several papers devoted to Jalāl al-Dīn al-Suyūṭī (d. 911/1505), presented on the First Conference of the School of Mamlūk Studies (held at Ca' Foscari University, Venice, from June 23 to June 25, 2014). It aims to contribute to a reassessment of the scholarly profile of the controversial but fascinating polymath and intellectual, and, more generally, to a deeper understanding of the cultural, political and academic life of the last period of the Mamlūk empire. Jalāl al-Dīn al-Suyūṭī's bibliography ranges from law to theology, and from linguistics to history. It includes medicine and geography. He felt that his mission was to preserve the rich cultural heritage of the past, and knowledge in general, from widespread ignorance and decline. Considered for a long time to be an author devoid of any originality and a "simple" compiler, this polymath was in fact an excellent teacher and a rigorous scholar who had a meticulous and accurate working method. With contributions by: Christopher D. Bahl; Mustafa Banister; Joel Blecher; Stephen R. Burge; Daniela Rodica Firanescu; Éric Geoffroy; Antonella Ghersetti; Francesco Grande; Jaakko Hämeen-Anttila; Takao Ito; Judith Kindinger; Christian Mauder; Aaron Spevack
Notes Includes index
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Subject Suyūṭī, 1445-1505.
Mamelukes -- History.
Egypt -- History -- 1250-1517.
Genre/Form History.
Conference papers and proceedings.
Form Electronic book
Author Ghersetti, Antonella, editor
LC no. 2016042120
ISBN 9004334521 (electronic bk.)
9789004334526 (electronic bk.)