This article is a description and guide to the contents of al-Maqamat al-Galaliyya by al-H.asan b. Abi Muh.ammad al-S.afadi (fl. first quarter of the 8th/14th c.). The article begins with a discussion of the life of the author al-S.afadi and his works. It provides evidence for his biography derived from unpublished manuscript sources. The article then considers features of the authorial context of al-Maqamat al-Galaliyya, including notes found in Laleli MS 1929, and evidence for the dedication of al-Maqamat al-Galaliyya to the famed geographer, historian, and ruler of Hama, al-Malik al-Mu.ayyad Abu l-Fida'. (672/1273-732/1332). The remainder of the article provides a description of al-Maqamat al-Galaliyya, its narrative structures, the contents of the thirty individual maq.m.t, and explores parallels between al-Maqamat al-Galaliyya and other works of the Maqama genre. The final section includes a sample text of al-Maqama l-T.z.niyya and an accompanying commentary.
- Classical Arabic literature
- al-Hasan b. Abi Muhammad al-Safadi
- al-Malik al-Mu'ayyad Abu l-Fida'
- al-Maqamat al-Galaliyya
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Cultural Studies
- Language and Linguistics
- Religious studies
- Literature and Literary Theory