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Title: A critical study and edition of Sharh al-Makkudi 'Ala Alfiyyat Ibn Malik by Abu Zaid al-Makkudi (d. 807 AH/1405 CE)
Author: Al-May, Al-Khattab Abdulkader
ISNI:       0000 0001 3407 1737
Awarding Body: University of Aberdeen
Current Institution: University of Aberdeen
Date of Award: 2007
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The researcher has examined more than sixty manuscript but he has chosen five copies of them for study and edition. The research deals with the emergence of Arabic Grammar and its development up to the time of Ibn Mālik the writer of the Alfiyyah who died in 672AH / 1274CE. The research also concentrates on the study of the era of al-Makkūdī which covers aspects of political, social, economic and religious life, with a special emphasis on cultural life and general scientific environment. It discusses the life of al-Makkūdī covering different areas such as his family, birth, childhood, teachers, scientific activity, poetic abilities, students, death and finally his works of which his Commentary on the Alfiyyah is the most important. It also reviews the study al-Makkūdī’s commentary covering the title, the date of composition, sources used and the method adopted by al-Makkūdī. The thesis gives details of the some of the works produced about the Commentary. Finally the thesis introduces many copies of the manuscript from various libraries around the world, detailing their degree of completion and diminution, dates of scribing, names of scribes, the number of pages, the style of writing. It focuses on giving a detailed description of the selected copies; five copies were chosen for the research four were manuscripts and the fifth an old stone printed copy (TabCah Hajariyyah).
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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