Maqamat Al-Nasr Fi Manaqib Imam Al-'Asr (Hardcover)

Maqamat Al-Nasr Fi Manaqib Imam Al-'Asr By Muhammad B. Ahmad Al-Zamlakani, Yehoshua Frenkel (Editor) Cover Image
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A unique Mamluk manuscript tells the story of a Damascene jurist. Ibn al-Zamlakani's story revolves around a dramatic episode in the life of his master, the great judge Taj al-Din al-Subki, who is the central figure (hero) of the tale. The composer justly names his document maqamah. In rhyming prose, it narrates several episodes. Transmitted by a narrator (or at least his voice), who distance himself from the event, it is a story about an escape from hardship of a hero who is supported by good characters and face some evil enemies. Yet, it is not a biography, but a dramatic plot that transmits a moral lesson. The maqamah illuminates the relations between the Mamluk ruling military aristocracy and the religious establishment, as well as the competition that divided the Damascene urban elite.

Product Details
ISBN: 9783847114574
ISBN-10: 3847114573
Publisher: V&R Unipress
Publication Date: November 14th, 2022
Language: English