[DYNTRAN WORKING PAPER 19, December 2016]
by Torsten WOLLINA
In this contribution, I will present two additions to the conceptualization of ‘family’ in the context of premodern Islamicate societies. Firstly, I propose that we should understand ‘family’ as a symbolic resource in knowledge transmission, which could have as Continue reading The Banu Qadi ‘Ajlun: Family or Dynasty?
Les héritiers de fonctionnaires civils au Caire au XVIe siècle [DYNTRAN WORKING PAPER 18, November 2016]
by Nicolas MICHEL
La représentation de soi de la bonne société cairote, XVe -XVIe s.
Durant toute l’époque mamelouke, la production narrative fut intense, prenant deux formes principales : des chroniques souvent extraordinairement détaillées, et des dictionnaires biographiques qui couvraient soit des catégories spécifiques de la population, soit Continue reading Deux familles de l’Ancien Régime
[DYNTRAN WORKING PAPER 17, October 2016]
by Anthony T. QUICKEL
A growing body of scholarship on Ottoman Cairo has given better insight into the life and work of the city’s merchants. This corpus provides a scope of studies from micro-histories of some of Cairo’s individual merchants and their dealings and interactions with others Continue reading Understanding Merchants in Ottoman Cairo: A Review
Preliminary reflections on the Divan of Muhammad Kujuji (788/1386) [DYNTRAN WORKING PAPER 16, September 2016]
By Christoph WERNER
Placing poetry and families side by side evokes the idea of kin groups of writers, poets and literary artists whether brothers, sisters or other close relatives: in modern European literature the Brontë sisters or the Mann family easily come to mind. With regard to Continue reading Poetry and Families
The case of Kamâl al-din b. Shihâb al-Kâteb al-Yazdi* [DYNTRAN WORKING PAPER 15, August 2016]
By Sandra AUBE
Signatures of craftsmen are very limited in Medieval Iranian architecture. About twenty emerged from Qarâ Qoyunlu (782-873/1380-1468) and Âq Qoyunlu (780-914/1378-1508) architecture; most of them are related to calligraphers (see Continue reading A Family of Calligraphers in Turkmen Architecture