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Title: A critical edition of Al-Lu'lu' al-Manthūr fī Naṣīḥat Wulāt al-Umūr by Nūr-al-Dīn al-Samhūdi (d.911H)
Author: Adrees, Bader
ISNI:       0000 0001 3398 7217
Awarding Body: Durham University
Current Institution: Durham University
Date of Award: 2007
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This thesis is the outcome of an investigation to authenticate and verify a work titled UaI-Ju''lu' al-ManthurnN~I!Jat Wulat al-Umur' (Pearls ofAdvice to Rulers) written by Nur-al-Din al-Samhuctr, also known as the Faqih (jurist) and historian of Madina. He lived in the' 9th Hijri century during the closing stages of the Mamluk era (844-911 AH). In his work, al-Samhudf presented a series of reminders and admonitions focused on governance, and woven in an attractive admonitory style. At the same time, he mentioned a number of problems that were prevalent in his time, analysing these and presenting the ShaIf'ah perspective on them from his own viewpoint. The work may be classified in the genre or body of knowledge dedicated to the admonition of kings and rulers, which is part of al-Siyasah al-Shar'iyyah (Islamic politics). The work may also be considered an example and model of how to tender n~I!Jah (advice) to kings and rulers, whereby it contained meanings and topics of interest to the ruler in his time, as well as other meanings of use to every ruler and king at any time.' This research involved a substantial academic examination of the science of Islamic . politics which includes through providing a critical edition to the manuscript in question. It also attempts to analyse the content of the manuscript and prov~des a detailed introduction to manuscript and its author. In doing so, the research also·, discussed in detail the Mamluk period, which had signifcant impact on the content of the manuscript. In sum, the present research provides a critical evaluation of a valued manuscript.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: JISC Digital Islam
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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