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Title: A critical edition of Manayih al-Karam fi Akhbar Makkah Wa-'L -Bayt wa-Wulat al-Haram by `Ali b. Taj al-Din al-Sinjari (1057-1125/1647-1713) with a historical, economic, and social introduction
Author: Al-Harbi, Muhammad H. M.
ISNI:       0000 0004 2671 4386
Awarding Body: The University of Manchester
Current Institution: University of Manchester
Date of Award: 1993
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This thesis consists of a detailed study and critical edition of Mandyib al-karam fi akhbär Makkah wa-l-bayt wa-wulät al-Karam, which comprises a collection of information and facts about the political, economic, social, and literary life of Mecca from the beginning of Islam until the first quarter of the twelfth/eighteenth century. The author was a contemporary of the events which took place during the latter part of the eleventh and the beginning of the twelfth/seventeenth-eighteenth century, which occupy most of the second part of his book. The first part of this study contains an English introduction, in jive chapters, which attempts to give a full picture of both the work and the historical period. The first chapter includes biographical details relating to the author, his compilations, a description of the manuscripts used in the edition, and an explanation of the editorial method. Chapter Two provides a survey of the political and historical background of Mecca, as well as some details relating to social, administrative, and economic life during the period of al-Ashräf Al Abi Numayy II and Ottoman rule. Chapter Three contains a summary of the edited part of the text and also the unedited part of the text. Chapter Four explains the style of the author and the language of the text. It also contains a glossary of technical and unusual words. Chapter Five contains comments and notes on the edited part of the text and an analysis of the poetic metres used by the author. It is followed by an index of the places and tribal names mentioned by the author in the edited part of the text. After these comes a biographical index. At the end of the thesis is a bibliography, illustrations, and a map. The second part of this study consists of the edited part of the text and is followed by a list of the author's sources used in the edited part of the text. It also contains a family-tree of the sharifs of Mecca. It should be noted that the portion of the text edited (f. 190b-341a) covers the period from 903/1497 to 1082/1672.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: JISC Digital Islam
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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