Steenbergen, J. van and Maqrīzī, Aḥmad ibn ʻAlī
Muslim pilgrims and pilgrimages--Saudi Arabia--Mecca--Early works to 1800
In Caliphate and Kingship Jo Van Steenbergen presents a revisionist cultural biography, a critical edition and an annotated translation of al-Ḏahab al-Masbūk, a summary history of the ḥağğ and Muslim rule by Egypt's leading historian al-Maqrīzī (d. 1442 CE).
Maqrīzī, Aḥmad Ibn-ʿAlī al-, Verfasser and Steenbergen, Jo van
Muslim pilgrims and pilgrimages -- Saudi Arabia -- Mecca -- Early works to 1800, Literatur, Rezeption, Haddsch, and Biografie
In 'Caliphate and Kingship in a Fifteenth-Century Literary History of Muslim Leadership and Pilgrimage' Jo Van Steenbergen presents a new study, edition and translation of 'al-Dahab al-Masbuk fi Dikr man Hagga min al-Hulafa' wa-l-Muluk', a summary history of the Muslim pilgrimage to Mecca by al-Maqrizi (766-845 AH/ca. 1365-1442 CE). Traditionally considered as a useful source for the history of the 'hagg, al-Dahab al-Masbuk' is re-interpreted here as a complex literary construction that was endowed with different meanings. Through detailed contextualist, narratological, semiotic and codicological analyses Van Steenbergen demonstrates how these meanings were deeply embedded in early-fifteenth century Egyptian transformations, how they changed substantially over time, and how they included particular claims about authorship and about legitimate and good Muslim rule