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|Title: ||Al-Maqalat al Jawhariyya `ala al-Maqamat al-Haririyya|
|Authors: ||Ibrahim, Ismail bin Haji|
|Supervisors: ||Galloway, R. D.|
|Issue Date: ||1975|
|Abstract: ||The Thesis presents a critical edition of the
first volume of Khayr al-Din ibn Taj al-Din Ilyas al-Madani’s al-Maqalat al-Jawhariyya `ala al-Maqamat al-Haririyya, accompanied by an introduction dealing
briefly with the Maqamat as a literary genre, the
commentaries on the Maqamat, the description of various
manuscripts of al-Maqalat and the authorship of the
The text itself consists of, a preface, the
commentary on Hariri's preface, followed by the
commentary on the first twenty-five Maqamat of
unequal length. Volume two of al-Maqalat consists of
the commentary on the remaining twenty-five Maqamat.
This has been found too long to include in this work.
It is hoped, however, that it will be possible to
edit this volume separately in the future.
This work, al-Maqalat, was brought to my
notice by the book Makamat by Theodore Preston,*
Professor of Arabic at Cambridge University, who
in his preface mentions al-Maqalat and describes it
as "an excellent running commentary on the Makamat."
The two volumes of the work are contained in the
Burchardt collection of the Cambridge University
Library, and "it is a very lucid and valuable work
and well deserves to be edited. "
My first task in the attempt to edit
al-Maqalat, then, was a search, extending from
Cambridge to Cairo, Alexandria and Patna, for the
manuscripts of that and other books of commentary
on the Maqamat, most of which are still in
* Published in London, 1850.|
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