Pierre-Louis Reymond

, par ailleurs familier des ouvrages de Tawḥīdī. Les deux personnages s’opposent sur le statut à donner au kātib al-balāġa wa-l-inšāʾ , le secrétaire épistolier, affecté au bureau des correspondances officielles de l’empire. On notera à ce titre que l’affrontement entre les fonctionnaires

Krenkow, F.

who wrote the Arabic script but also ancient poets speak of Ḥimyarī kātibs. In the time before Islām the art of writing, though apparently practised in all parts of Arabia, was the accomplishment of the few, and Ibn Saʿd in his Ṭabaḳāt makes a point of mentioning each time when he states that a

Fragner, B., Islam, Riazul, Sellheim, R. and Sourdel, D.

kātib est donc essentiellement liée à l’institution du dīwān [q.v.], laquelle est en grande partie tributaire des traditions administratives des empires sāsānide et byzantin.

Gholami, Rahim, Semsar, Mohammad Hassan and Zand, Roxane

Aḥmad Kātib (alive in 897/1492), known as Fakhr al-Dīn, was a calligrapher skilled in the nastaʿlīq, riqāʿ and thulth scripts. His known works are as follows:

Mathieu Tillier

article undertakes first a reconstruction of lists of legal scribes ( kātib s) and investigators ( s ̣ āh ̣ ib s al-masā ʾ il ) active in Fust ̣ āt ̣ between the 1st/early 8th and the 4th/10th century. Identification of these people allows a better understanding of the recruitment of Egyptian judiciary

Edited by Robert McChesney and Mohammad Mehdi Khorrami

This book comprises English translations of Nizhādnāmah-i Afghān (Afghan Genealogy) and Taẕakkur al-Inqilāb (Memoir of the Revolution), the culminating works of Fayż Muḥammad Kātib Hazārah’s monumental history of Afghanistan, Sirāj al-tawārīkh (The History of Afghanistan). Nizhādnāmah-i Afghān, a detailed guide to all the ethnic and religious communities in Afghanistan in the first third of the 20th century, is the first locally-produced ethnography by a modern Afghan scholar. The Taẕakkur al-Inqilāb is Fayz Muhammad’s journalistic record of seven of the nine months of Amīr Ḥabīb Allāh Kalakānī’s reign in 1929. Together with The History of Afghanistan these works offer an incomparable resource for the history of Afghanistan from the mid-18th to the mid-20th centuries.

N. Swanson, Mark

-shaykh Abū l-Thanāʾ ibn al-shaykh Ṣafī l-Dawla Abū l-Faḍāʾil kātib al-amīr ʿAlam al-Dīn Qayṣar. This name indicates, in the first place, that he came from a distinguished family of Coptic civil servants,...

Maria Elena Paniconi

Introduction Ibrāhīm al-kātib (Ibrāhīm the Writer), written in 1925-26 but published in 1931 by the Egyptian author Ibrāhīm ‘Abd al-Qādir al-Māzinī (1890-1949), represents a much-discussed case of literary borrowing in the history of the modern Arabic novel and a leitmotiv in critical assessments

al-Qāḍī, Wadād

Abū Yaḥyā (or Abū Ghālib) ʿAbd al-Ḥamīd b. Yaḥyā b. Saʿd (or Saʿīd) al-Kātib al-ʿĀmirī (c. 69–132/c. 688–750) was one of the earliest epistolographers in Arabic, to whom tradition attributed the foundation of Arabic literary prose. A third-generation Muslim of non-Arab, probably Persian, extraction

Lev Hakak

Shalom Katav was born Salīm al-Kātib in Baghdad in 1931. As a youth he attended the Alliance Israélite Universelle School there and became a member of the Zionist underground movement (He-Halutz). He began publishing in Arabic in Iraq and continued to do so after he immigrated to Israel in 1950