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The Popularisation of Sufism in Ayyubid and Mamluk Egypt, 1173-1325

Nathan Hofer

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780748694211
eISBN:
9781474416115
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748694211.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

After the fall of the Fatimid Empire in 1171 and the emergence of a new Sunni polity under the Ayyubids, Sufism came to extraordinary prominence in Egypt. The state founded and funded hospices to ... More


Coptic Identity and Ayyubid Politics in Egypt: 1218–1250

Kurt J. Werthmuller

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774163456
eISBN:
9781617970238
Item type:
book
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774163456.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

Using the life and writings of Cyril III Ibn Laqlaq, 75th patriarch of the Coptic Orthodox Church, along with a variety of Christian and Muslim chroniclers, this study explores the identity and ... More


Medieval Damascus: Plurality and Diversity in an Arabic Library: The Ashrafiya Library Catalogue

Konrad Hirschler

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781474408776
eISBN:
9781474418812
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474408776.001.0001
Subject:
History, Middle East History

The written text was a pervasive feature of cultural practices in the medieval Middle East. At the heart of book circulation stood libraries that experienced a rapid expansion from the twelfth ... More


The Ashrafīya Catalogue: Edition

Konrad Hirschler

in Medieval Damascus: Plurality and Diversity in an Arabic Library: The Ashrafiya Library Catalogue

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781474408776
eISBN:
9781474418812
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474408776.003.0006
Subject:
History, Middle East History

The diplomatic edition of the catalogue’s unique manuscript aims at representing to some extent its organisation and the edition thus includes information such as line breaks and the various rubrics ... More


Chaos and Glory: Nineteen-year vacancy (1216–1235) Nineteen-year vacancy (1216–1235) Cyril III ibn Laqlaq (#75, 1235–1243) Cyril III ibn Laqlaq (#75, 1235–1243) Seven-year vacancy (1243–1250)

Mark N. Swanson

in The Coptic Papacy in Islamic Egypt (641–1517): The Popes of Egypt: A History of the Coptic Church and Its Patriarchs Volume 2

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774160936
eISBN:
9781617970498
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774160936.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

Egypt had come to enjoy generally peaceful and prosperous times under the Ayyubid sultan al-Malik al-'Adil, while his son al-Malik al-Kamil, who was the effective ruler of Egypt, had already in ... More


The Islamic City, AD 1187–1516: Archaeology and the Human Story

Kay Prag

in Re-Excavating Jerusalem: Archival Archaeology

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780197266427
eISBN:
9780191884252
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197266427.003.0005
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

Personal knowledge of three archaeological sites in different contexts in Jerusalem offered a rare opportunity for an overview of life in the city during the Ayyubid and Mamluk periods. This has ... More


The Citadel of Cairo in the Ayyubid Period and the Development of Thirteenth-century Fortifications: A Reconsideration

Tarek Galal Abdel-Hamid

in Creswell Photographs Re-examined: New Perspectives on Islamic Architecture

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774162442
eISBN:
9781617970115
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774162442.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

The citadel of Cairo is a monument that has been studied extensively by many scholars, especially for the Ayyubid and Mamluk periods. In 569/1174 Salah al-Din Yusuf ibn Ayyub, founder of the Ayyubid ... More


Cycles of Decline and Revival

Peter Sheehan

in Babylon of Egypt: The Archaeology of Old Cairo and the Origins of the City

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774162992
eISBN:
9781936190072
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774162992.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

By the end of eleventh century, large areas of al-Fustat were abandoned due to the disasters suffered by the Egyptian capital in the long reign of Fatimid caliph al-Mustansir. The further abandonment ... More


Introduction

Kurt J. Werthmuller

in Coptic Identity and Ayyubid Politics in Egypt: 1218–1250

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774163456
eISBN:
9781617970238
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774163456.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

In the early thirteenth century, Greater Cairo had an expanse spread into a metropolitan; yet even so, some of its urban centers compete for prominence. Al-Qahira, Cairo's namesake, had been ... More


Introduction

Konrad Hirschler

in Medieval Damascus: Plurality and Diversity in an Arabic Library: The Ashrafiya Library Catalogue

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781474408776
eISBN:
9781474418812
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474408776.003.0001
Subject:
History, Middle East History

The introduction sets the scene by reviewing our knowledge of medieval Arabic libraries and the ways in which they have been studied. On the one hand it provides a historiographical discussion and on ... More


The Making and Unmaking of a Medieval Library

Konrad Hirschler

in Medieval Damascus: Plurality and Diversity in an Arabic Library: The Ashrafiya Library Catalogue

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781474408776
eISBN:
9781474418812
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474408776.003.0002
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This chapter firstly traces the foundation of the Ashrafiya in late Ayyubid Damascus. It argues that the library was set up by two principal patrons one belonging to the political elite (the city’s ... More


Organising the Library: The Books on the Shelves

Konrad Hirschler

in Medieval Damascus: Plurality and Diversity in an Arabic Library: The Ashrafiya Library Catalogue

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781474408776
eISBN:
9781474418812
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474408776.003.0003
Subject:
History, Middle East History

The second chapter discusses the thematic profile of the books held in the Ashrafiya. The teaching in this institution was focused on Koran recitation and its patron al-Ashraf has been depicted in ... More


Plurality and Diversity: The Profile of a Medieval Library

Konrad Hirschler

in Medieval Damascus: Plurality and Diversity in an Arabic Library: The Ashrafiya Library Catalogue

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781474408776
eISBN:
9781474418812
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474408776.003.0004
Subject:
History, Middle East History

The third chapter discusses one of the most intriguing aspects of this document, its system of ordering books. Our knowledge of medieval library systems has hitherto been confined to small ... More


The Ashrafīya Catalogue: Translation and Title Identification

Konrad Hirschler, Konrad Hirschler, Konrad Hirschler, and Konrad Hirschler

in Medieval Damascus: Plurality and Diversity in an Arabic Library: The Ashrafiya Library Catalogue

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781474408776
eISBN:
9781474418812
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474408776.003.0005
Subject:
History, Middle East History

Chapter 4 provides an annotated translation of each entry in the Ashrafiya catalogue identifying the titles. Each translated entry provides brief information on the author (who is sometimes named in ... More


Byzantines, Latins, and Turks in the Eastern Mediterranean World after 1150

Jonathan Harris, Catherine Holmes, and Eugenia Russell (eds)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199641888
eISBN:
9780191808357
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199641888.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

The late medieval eastern Mediterranean, before its incorporation into the Ottoman Empire in the sixteenth century, presents a complex and fragmented picture. The Ayyubid and Mamluk sultanates held ... More


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