Searching for a royal spouse at the Mamluk court of Cairo in the fifteenth century [DYNTRAN WORKING PAPER 21, February 2017]
by Albrecht FUESS
“Whoever does not marry an Egyptian woman, says Imam al-Shafi‘i, will never obtain the full wisdom” (Abdar-Raziq 1973, 123). This saying introduces the topic of the current paper well as choosing a spouse will always have direct consequences, in this case it is meant Continue reading How to marry right
[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
Five Waqf Endowments by Fāḍila daughter of Shaykh Muḥammad al-Bakrī, 1619-1629 [DYNTRAN WORKING PAPER 11, April 2016]
by Adam SABRA
The construction of a family tomb that may also function as a shrine is critical moment in the construction of a dynasty. Although this phenomenon is most closely associated with Sufism, ruling families also built family tombs, usually as part of larger waqf complexes. Continue reading Building a Family Shrine in Ottoman Cairo