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Authors as Readers in the Mamlūk Period and Beyond

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Élise Franssen    Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia, Italia    



Authors read and they use their readings within their writing process. Scrutinizing authors’ readings provides information on their tastes, working subjects at a given period, methodology, and scholarly milieu. It also brings a lot to intellectual history, highlighting the texts and manuscripts circulating in a certain context. Eight contributions investigating the readings of as many authors, from different points of view, are gathered here. The studied authors are mainly from pre-modern Islam – al-Qādī al-Fāḍil, Ibn Taymiyya, al-Ṣafadī, al-Subkī, al-Maqrīzī – with three exceptions: an incursion into the Ottoman 19th century – Esʿad Efendi –, a detour by the French court of Charles V – Evrart de Conty –, and a preface about Greek Antiquity – Philodème de Gadara.

08 Marzo 2022
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16x23 cm
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Antonella Ghersetti   
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Tiziano Dorandi   
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Élise Franssen   
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Concepts and Practices of Response in the Writing of al-Qādī al-Fāḍil
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Preliminary Study and Perspectives
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Élise Franssen   
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Tāǧ al-Dīn al-Subkī’s and Ḫalīl b. Aybak al-Ṣafadī’s Working Methodology
Yehoshua Frenkel   
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The Testimony of Evrart de Conty and His Autograph Manuscript (ca. 1380)
Michèle Goyens   
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Frédéric Bauden   
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The Reading Activities of Ṣaḥḥāflarşeyḫizāde Esʿad Efendi (1789-1848) at the Rise of His Career
Nazlı Vatansever   
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