A Case Study on Šaraf Xān Bidlīsī’s Šarafnāma (1005-1314/1597-1897) [DYNTRAN WORKING PAPER 23, April 2017]
by Sacha ALSANCAKLI
The Šarafnāma is a well-known history of Kurdish dynasties and ruling houses, written in Persian in 1005-7/1596-99 by Amīr Šaraf Xān Bidlīsī (949-1009/1543-1600), leader of the Rōjikī tribe and prince of Bidlīs, southwest of Lake Van, in northern Kurdistan. It Continue reading The Role of Copyists in the Transmission of Manuscripts
A Case from the Court Records [DYNTRAN WORKING PAPER 22, March 2017]
by Astrid MEIER
What to do if you do not have enough money to hand? Today, many might use a credit card or overdraw their bank account if they could. In this blog, I will present a court case from 18th century Damascus that provides glimpses into the world of a woman who struggled to Continue reading Looking for Credit in 18th Century Damascus
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