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|Title: ||A critical edition of Kitab Raf' shan al-hubshan by Jalal al-din al-Suyuti|
|Authors: ||al-Khathlan, Saud H.|
|Supervisors: ||Burton, J.|
|Issue Date: ||1983|
|Abstract: ||The edition is based on nine manuscripts. The work deals with the
virtues of noble Abyssinians and is based on the earlier work by ibn al-Jawzi
which it partly extends.
The Arabic writings on the black races are reviewed from the beginnings
of the genre to works influenced by Suyuti. Attention is therefore
particularly given to Suyuti's predecessors and successors from the 2nd to
the 11th centuries with special reference to the relations between Suyuti's
work and that of ibn al-Jawzi.
The thesis is divided into two parts. The first part is the English
introduction which consists of four chapters with the conclusions placed after
The first chapter deals with the works relevant to al-sudan and the
Abyssinians. First, the two terms "al-Habashah" and "al-Sudan" are briefly
discussed in an attempt to define their usage. The second chapter, which is
a critical study of Kitab Raf Shan al-Hubshan, is divided into six sections,
in the last section of which it will be shown how this book was more popular
than ibn al-Jawzi's work' on which it was dependent. The third chapter
provides biographical detail of al-Suyuti's life with some comments on the
number of his works. The fourth chapter contains the description of the
manuscripts and editing principles. Finally, the bibliography is provided
at the end of this part.
The second part consists of the list of works cited in the footnotes
of the Arabic Text, the list of abbreviations used in these footnotes, the
conventional signs used in the Text, the Text, and the indexes.|
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