This article is a description and guide to the contents of al-Maqāmāt al-Ǧalāliyya by al-Ḥasan b. Abī Muḥammad al-Ṣafadī (fl. first quarter of the 8th/14th c.). The article begins with a discussion of the life of the author al-Ṣafadī and his works. It provides evidence for his biography derived from unpublished manuscript sources. The article then considers features of the authorial context of al-Maqāmāt al-Ǧalāliyya, including notes found in Laleli ms 1929, and evidence for the dedication of al-Maqāmāt al-Ǧalāliyya to the famed geographer, historian, and ruler of Hama, al-Malik al-Muʾayyad Abū l-Fidāʾ (672/1273-732/1332). The remainder of the article provides a description of al-Maqāmāt al-Ǧalāliyya, its narrative structures, the contents of the thirty individual maqāmāt, and explores parallels between al-Maqāmāt al-Ǧalāliyya and other works of the maqāma genre. The final section includes a sample text of al-Maqāma l-Tīzīniyya and an accompanying commentary.
Oskar Rescher“Über arabische Manuscripte der Lālelī-moschee”Le Monde Oriental7 (1913) p. 10; see Brockelmann gal S ii p. 208; a microfilm of this work is found in the Institute for Arabic Manuscripts in Cairo see Fihris al-Maḫṭūṭāt al-Muṣawwara ed. Ayman Fuʾād Sayyid Cairo Maʿhad iḥyāʾ al-maḫṭūṭāt al-ʿarabiyya 1954 I p. 530; see also Hämeen-Anttila Maqama p. 385.
Jaakko Hämeen-AnttilaMaqama p. 328notes the possible confusion of al-Ḥusayn b. al-ʿAṭṭār said to have written around 685/1286 with the later maqāma author Ḥasan al-ʿAṭṭār (d. 1250/1854). His suspicion is justified for the name al-Ḥusayn b. al-ʿAṭṭār should be read as Ḥusām b. al-ʿAṭṭār.
Margaret Larkin“Popular Poetry in Post-Classical, Period 1150-1850” in The Cambridge History of Arabic Literature: Arabic Literature in the Post-Classical Periodp. 191-242 quote on p. 202. See Ṣafī l-Dīn al-Ḥillī ʿĀṭil al-ḥālī wa-l-muraḫḫaṣ al-ġālī ed. Ḥusayn Naṣṣār Cairo Maṭbaʿat dār al-kutub 2003.