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A Recently Discovered Holograph Fair Copy of al-Maqrīzī's al-Mawāiz wa-al-itibār fī dhikr al-khitat wa-al-āthār (Michigan Islamic MS 605)

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<p>The article describes the recent discovery by Noah Gardiner of the holograph fair copy of the third volume of al-Maqrīzī's <em>Khitat</em> (`description of Egypt') in the Library of Michigan University (Michigan Islamic MS 605). It is the only known Maqrīzī holograph in the Americas. The manuscript was copied well after 818 A.H. (1415) and was finished shortly after 831 A.H. (1427), when the author may have written his last additions in it. A full codicological description of the manuscript is given. The place of the manuscript in the Maqrizian corpus is determined. Its provenance is traced to one of the collections of Abraham Shalom Yahuda (d. 1951). </p>

Affiliations: 1: University of Michigan Ann Arbor, MI USA, Email:, URL:; 2: University of Michigan Ann Arbor, MI USA ; 3: University of Liège Belgium, Email:, URL:; 4: University of Liège Belgium


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