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Concluding Remarks: The Value of Chronicles as Archives

Fozia Bora

Fozia Bora is a lecturer in Middle Eastern History at the University of Leeds, where she is also the director of postgraduate research in Arabic, Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies. She received her DPhil from the University of Oxford and held a postdoctoral fellowship at the Cambridge Muslim College. She has published in peer-reviewed journals and was recently awarded the Royal Asiatic Society’s Staunton Prize for ‘outstanding work by an early-career scholar’. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Writing History in the Medieval Islamic World : The Value of Chronicles as Archives

I.B. Tauris, 2019

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... al-Quḍā‘ī and Ibn ‘Abd al-Ẓāhir, he indexes buildings no longer standing in his lifetime. Bora, ‘An Historiographical Study’, 11. At the same time, chronicles in their function as archives ensure the longevity and productive afterlives...

An Exemplary Chronicle as Archive: Ibn al-Furāt’s Ta’rīkh al-duwal wa ’l-mulūk

Fozia Bora

Fozia Bora is a lecturer in Middle Eastern History at the University of Leeds, where she is also the director of postgraduate research in Arabic, Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies. She received her DPhil from the University of Oxford and held a postdoctoral fellowship at the Cambridge Muslim College. She has published in peer-reviewed journals and was recently awarded the Royal Asiatic Society’s Staunton Prize for ‘outstanding work by an early-career scholar’. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Writing History in the Medieval Islamic World : The Value of Chronicles as Archives

I.B. Tauris, 2019

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... an otherwise unknown work by Ibn Duqmāq (d. 1407) entitled al-Durr al-munaddad fī wafayāt a‘yān ummat Muḥammad. Elshayyal, 203–4. For the late Fatimid period, Ibn al-Furāt adduces fourteen prose sources just for this dynasty. F. Bora...

Fatimid Archivalia: Narratives and Documents in Late Fatimid Egypt

Fozia Bora

Fozia Bora is a lecturer in Middle Eastern History at the University of Leeds, where she is also the director of postgraduate research in Arabic, Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies. She received her DPhil from the University of Oxford and held a postdoctoral fellowship at the Cambridge Muslim College. She has published in peer-reviewed journals and was recently awarded the Royal Asiatic Society’s Staunton Prize for ‘outstanding work by an early-career scholar’. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Writing History in the Medieval Islamic World : The Value of Chronicles as Archives

I.B. Tauris, 2019

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... and Mamluk authors. For a detailed examination of Mamluk reports on the death of the Fatimid caliph al-Ḥākim (d. 1021), see F. Bora, ‘An Historiographical Study of al-Quḍā‘ī’s Ta’rīkh’, MPhil thesis (Oxford, 1998). This reuse challenges...

A Micro-Historical Analysis of Ibn al-Furāt’s Archive (Part 1): Two Fatimid Vizierates

Fozia Bora

Fozia Bora is a lecturer in Middle Eastern History at the University of Leeds, where she is also the director of postgraduate research in Arabic, Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies. She received her DPhil from the University of Oxford and held a postdoctoral fellowship at the Cambridge Muslim College. She has published in peer-reviewed journals and was recently awarded the Royal Asiatic Society’s Staunton Prize for ‘outstanding work by an early-career scholar’. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Writing History in the Medieval Islamic World : The Value of Chronicles as Archives

I.B. Tauris, 2019

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...The opening section of the analysis below introduces many of Ibn al-Furāt’s main sources, and is subdivided according to author for ease of perusal. Subsequent sections of this chapter and the next discuss alternative and/or supplementary...

Introduction

Fozia Bora

Fozia Bora is a lecturer in Middle Eastern History at the University of Leeds, where she is also the director of postgraduate research in Arabic, Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies. She received her DPhil from the University of Oxford and held a postdoctoral fellowship at the Cambridge Muslim College. She has published in peer-reviewed journals and was recently awarded the Royal Asiatic Society’s Staunton Prize for ‘outstanding work by an early-career scholar’. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Writing History in the Medieval Islamic World : The Value of Chronicles as Archives

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...Archival work turns archival materials into the building blocks of historical narratives. This process is by no means trivial. On the contrary, it is extraordinarily creative and constructive. Ibn al-Furāt: A hidden figure of Mamluk...

Mamluk Archivalities: Late Fatimid History in Ibn al-Furāt’s Chronicle

Fozia Bora

Fozia Bora is a lecturer in Middle Eastern History at the University of Leeds, where she is also the director of postgraduate research in Arabic, Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies. She received her DPhil from the University of Oxford and held a postdoctoral fellowship at the Cambridge Muslim College. She has published in peer-reviewed journals and was recently awarded the Royal Asiatic Society’s Staunton Prize for ‘outstanding work by an early-career scholar’. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Writing History in the Medieval Islamic World : The Value of Chronicles as Archives

I.B. Tauris, 2019

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... a phenomenon discussed in detail in Bora, ‘Salah al-Din’. To adduce an example from the Fatimid era, the author Ibn al-Ma’mūn al-Baṭā’iḥī (d. 1192) used documents procured from his father, a Fatimid vizier between 1121 and 1125, for his book...

A Micro-Historical Analysis of Ibn al-Furāt’s Archive (Part 2): Fatimid Caliphs and Viziers to the Rise of Ṣalāḥ al-Dīn

Fozia Bora

Fozia Bora is a lecturer in Middle Eastern History at the University of Leeds, where she is also the director of postgraduate research in Arabic, Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies. She received her DPhil from the University of Oxford and held a postdoctoral fellowship at the Cambridge Muslim College. She has published in peer-reviewed journals and was recently awarded the Royal Asiatic Society’s Staunton Prize for ‘outstanding work by an early-career scholar’. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Writing History in the Medieval Islamic World : The Value of Chronicles as Archives

I.B. Tauris, 2019

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... of confessional as well as ‘disciplinary’ orientations, Bora, ‘Salah al-Din’; Hirschler, Medieval Damascus. so too was the chronicle often an archive of heterogeneous and contradictory ‘information’, interpretation and type of textual...

The Archival Function of Historiography

Fozia Bora

Fozia Bora is a lecturer in Middle Eastern History at the University of Leeds, where she is also the director of postgraduate research in Arabic, Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies. She received her DPhil from the University of Oxford and held a postdoctoral fellowship at the Cambridge Muslim College. She has published in peer-reviewed journals and was recently awarded the Royal Asiatic Society’s Staunton Prize for ‘outstanding work by an early-career scholar’. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Writing History in the Medieval Islamic World : The Value of Chronicles as Archives

I.B. Tauris, 2019

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...Although no-one would disagree that the amount of Arabic historical writing reached an unprecedented level during the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries, … we must admit that the state of our current knowledge of these developments...