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6 • Maqriziana XVI: al-Maqrīzī as a Reader

Frédéric Bauden    Université de Liège, Belgique    

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abstract

This article aims at analysing notes left by the renowned Mamlūk historian al-Maqrīzī (d. 845/1442) in dozens of manuscripts representing sixteen works. Two categories of notes are considered: consultation notes and marginalia. Al-Maqrīzī’s consultation notes, dated or datable over a period spanning some fifty years, allow us to demonstrate which texts he accessed, when he consulted them, what his reading practices were and from whom he borrowed the books. Thanks to his marginalia, which consist of corrections, additions, and emotional notes, it is also possible to shed light on al-Maqrīzī’s assessment of the work of some authors.

Published
March 8, 2022
Accepted
Dec. 13, 2021
Submitted
July 28, 2021
Language
EN
ISBN (PRINT)
978-88-6969-561-2
ISBN (EBOOK)
978-88-6969-560-5