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Al-Maqrīzī’s Biography of Tīmūr
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Abstract

Durar al-ʿuqūd al-farīda fī tarāǧim aʿyān al-mufīda is an Arabic biographical dictionary by a famous historian of the Mamluk Sultanate, al-Maqrīzī, of his contemporaries. This recently published work contains a long biography of Tīmūr, or Tamerlane, the founder of the Timurid dynasty. In discussing the biography, this article presents some interesting and original details: First, it reviews the editions of Durar al-ʿuqūd that have been published to date; second, it gives an outline of Tīmūr’s biography; after that, it scrutinizes al-Maqrīzī’s sources for Tīmūr’s life and then the relations between his and other Arabic biographies of Tīmūr; lastly, it considers the value of the work.

Key words

Tīmūr; al-Maqrīzī; biography; historiography; Mamluk Sultanate

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Al-Maqrīzī’s Biography of Tīmūr

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Subject:

History

Subclass:

Timured/Mughal

Reign:

Timur The Great 1370–1405

Subject Year (Time):

2015

Author:

Ito, Takao

Languages:

English

Royal Mughal Ref:

ARC-16122021-001

Date of Creation:

December 15, 2015

Al-Maqrīzī’s Biography of Tīmūr
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Abstract

Durar al-ʿuqūd al-farīda fī tarāǧim aʿyān al-mufīda is an Arabic biographical dictionary by a famous historian of the Mamluk Sultanate, al-Maqrīzī, of his contemporaries. This recently published work contains a long biography of Tīmūr, or Tamerlane, the founder of the Timurid dynasty. In discussing the biography, this article presents some interesting and original details: First, it reviews the editions of Durar al-ʿuqūd that have been published to date; second, it gives an outline of Tīmūr’s biography; after that, it scrutinizes al-Maqrīzī’s sources for Tīmūr’s life and then the relations between his and other Arabic biographies of Tīmūr; lastly, it considers the value of the work.

Key words

Tīmūr; al-Maqrīzī; biography; historiography; Mamluk Sultanate

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