History of the Arabic Written Tradition Volume 2

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The present English translation reproduces the original German of Carl Brockelmann’s Geschichte der Arabischen Litteratur (GAL) as accurately as possible. In the interest of user-friendliness the following emendations have been made in the translation: Personal names are written out in full, except b. for ibn; Brockelmann’s transliteration of Arabic has been adapted to comply with modern standards for English-language publications; modern English equivalents are given for place names, e.g. Damascus, Cairo, Jerusalem, etc.; several erroneous dates have been corrected, and the page references to the two German editions have been retained in the margin, except in the Supplement volumes, where new references to the first two English volumes have been inserted.
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Table of contents

Book 3. The decline of Islamic literature

First section: From Mongol rule until the conquest of Egypt by Sultan Selīm I in the year 1517

Introduction

Chapter 1. Egypt and Syria
§ 1. Poetry and rhymed prose
§ 2. Philology
§ 3. Historiography
A. Individual biographies
B. Collective biographical works
C. Local and national history
D. Universal history
§ 4. Popular literature in prose, anthologies, and folk tales
§ 5. Ḥadīth
A. ʿIlm al-ḥadīth wa-ʿilm al-rijāl
B. Biographies of the Prophet
C. Collections of ḥadīth and edifying works
§ 6. Fiqh
A. The Ḥanafīs
B. The Mālikīs
C. The Shāfiʿīs
D. The Ḥanbalīs
§ 7. Qurʾānic sciences
§ 8. Dogmatics and uṣūl al-dīn
§ 9. Mysticism
§ 10. Mathematics
§ 11. Astronomy
§ 12. Geography and cosmography
§ 13. Politics and public administration
§ 14. Militaria, hunting, and agriculture
§ 15. Medicine and veterinary science
§ 16. Zoology
§ 17. Music
§ 18. Occult sciences
§ 19. Encyclopaedias and polyhistors
7. al-Suyūṭī
I. Fann al-tafsīr wa-taʿalluqātuhu wal-qirāʾāt
II. Fann al-ḥadīth wa-taʿalluqātuhu
III. Fann al-fiqh wa-taʿalluqātuhu
IV. al-Ajzāʾ al-mufrada fī masāʾil makhṣūṣa ʿalā tartīb al-abwāb
V. Fann al-ʿarabiyya wa-taʿalluqātuhu
VI. Fann al-uṣūl wal-bayān wal-taṣawwuf
VII. Fann al-taʾrīkh wal-adab

Chapter 2. Iraq and al-Jazīra
§ 1. Poetry and rhymed prose
§ 2. Philology
§ 3. Historiography
§ 4. Ḥadīth
§ 5. Fiqh
A. The Ḥanafīs
B. The Mālikīs
C. The Shāfiʿīs
D. The Ḥanbalīs
E. The Shīʿa
§ 6. Qurʾānic sciences
§ 7. Dogmatics
§ 8. Mysticism
§ 9. Mathematics
§ 10. Astronomy
§ 11. Music
§ 12. Medicine

Chapter 3. North Arabia
§ 1. Poetry and rhymed prose
§ 2. Historiography
§ 3. Ḥadīth
§ 4. Fiqh
A. The Ḥanafīs
B. The Mālikīs
§ 5. Qurʾānic sciences
§ 6. Mysticism
§ 7. Mathematics
§ 8. Geography

Chapter 4. South Arabia
§ 1. Poetry
§ 2. Philology
§ 3. Historiography
§ 4. Fiqh
A. The Ḥanafīs
B. The Shāfiʿīs
C. Sayyid Muḥammad b. Ibrāhīm b. ʿAlī b. al-Murtaḍā b. al-Mufaḍḍal b. al-Hādī b. al-Wazīr
D. The Zaydīs
§ 5. Qurʾānic sciences
§ 6. Mysticism
§ 7. Medicine
§ 8. Horse breeding
§ 9. Occult sciences
§ 10. Encyclopaedias

Chapter 5. Iran and Turan
§ 1. Poetry and rhymed prose
§ 2. Philology
§ 3. Historiography
§ 4. Ḥadīth
§ 5. Fiqh
A. The Ḥanafīs
B. The Shāfiʿīs
C. The Shīʿa
§ 6. Qurʾānic sciences
§ 7. Dogmatics
§ 8. Mysticism
§ 9. Philosophy
§ 10. Politics
§ 11. Mathematics
§ 12. Astronomy
§ 13. Medicine
§ 14. Encyclopaedias and polyhistors

Chapter 6. India
§ 1. Philology
§ 2. Historiography
§ 3. Fiqh, Abū Ḥanīfa
§ 4. Qurʾānic exegesis
§ 5. Mysticism

Chapter 7. The Turks of Rūm and the Ottoman empire
§ 1. Philology
§ 2. Historiography
§ 3. Fiqh, Abū Ḥanīfa
§ 4. Qurʾānic sciences
§ 5. Dogmatics
§ 6. Mysticism
§ 7. Medicine
§ 7a. Mathematics and astronomy
§ 8. Occult sciences
§ 9. Encyclopaedias and polyhistors

Chapter 8. North Africa
§ 1. Poetry
§ 2. Philology
§ 3. Historiography
A. Local history
B. History of the Ibāḍīs
C. History of dynasties
D. Universal history
§ 4. Ḥadīth
§ 5. Fiqh, Mālik
§ 6. Qurʾānic sciences
§ 7. Dogmatics
§ 8. Mysticism
§ 9. Politics
§ 10. Mathematics
§ 11. Astronomy
§ 12. Travelogues
§ 13. Medicine
§ 14. Music
§ 15. Alchemy and occult sciences
§ 16. Eroticism

Chapter 9. Spain
§ 1. Poetry and belles-lettres
§ 2. Philology
§ 3. Historiography
§ 4. Fiqh, Mālik
§ 5. Qurʾānic sciences
§ 6. Mysticism
§ 7. Politics
§ 8. Mathematics and astronomy
§ 9. Travelogues and geographies
§ 10. Medicine
§ 11. Sport

Second Section
From the conquest of Egypt by Sultan Selīm I in 1517 to the Napoleonic expedition to Egypt in 1798
Introduction
Chapter 1. Egypt and Syria
§ 1. Poetry and rhymed prose
§ 2. Philology
§ 3. Historiography
A. Individual biographies
B. Collective biographical works
C. Local and national history
D. Chronicles
E. Universal history
§ 4. Popular works and anthologies
§ 5. Ḥadīth
§ 6. Fiqh
A. The Ḥanafīs
B. The Mālikīs
C. The Shāfiʿīs
D. The Ḥanbalīs
E. The Shīʿa
§ 7. Qurʾānic sciences
§ 8. Dogmatics
§ 9. Mysticism
§ 10. Homiletics and paraenesis
§ 11. Philosophy
§ 12. Politics
§ 13. Mathematics
§ 14. Astronomy
§ 15. Geography and travelogues
§ 16. Hunting and militaria
§ 17. Music
§ 18. Medicine
§ 19. Occult sciences
§ 20. Encyclopaedias and polyhistors

Chapter 2. Al-Jazīra, Iraq, and Bahrain
§ 1. Poetry
§ 2. Philology
§ 3. Historiography
§ 4. Fiqh
A. The Ḥanafīs
B. The Shāfiʿīs
C. The Shīʿa
§ 5. Qurʾānic sciences
§ 6. Dogmatics
§ 7. Mysticism
§ 7a. Philosophy
§ 8. Travelogues

Chapter 3. North Arabia
§ 1. Poetry
§ 2. Philology
§ 3. Historiography
§ 4. Ḥadīth
§ 5. Fiqh
A. The Ḥanafīs
B. The Mālikīs
C. The Shāfiʿīs
D. Ḥanbalīs and Wahhābīs
§ 6. Qurʾānic sciences
§ 7. Dogmatics
§ 8. Mysticism
§ 9. Philosophy
§ 10. Mathematics
§ 11. Astronomy
§ 12. Geography and travelogues
§ 13. Encyclopaedias and polyhistors

Chapter 4. South Arabia
§ 1. Poetry and belles-lettres
§ 2. Philology
§ 3. Historiography
§ 4. Ḥadīth
§ 5. Fiqh
A. The Shāfiʿīs
B. The Zaydīs
§ 6. Qurʾānic sciences
§ 7. Dogmatics
§ 8. Mysticism
§ 9. Astronomy
§ 10. Occult sciences

Chapter 5. Oman, East Africa, and Abessinia
A. Oman
B. East Africa
C. Abyssinia

Chapter 6. Iran and Tūrān
§ 1. Poetry and belles-lettres
§ 1b. Philology
§ 2. Ḥadīth
§ 3. Shīʿī fiqh and kalām
§ 4. Qurʾānic sciences
§ 5. Mysticism
§ 6. Philosophy
§ 8. Mathematics and astronomy
§ 10. Medicine
§ 11. Encyclopaedias and polyhistors

Chapter 7. India
§ 1. Philology
§ 2. Historiography
§ 3. Belles-lettres
§ 4. Ḥadīth
§ 5. Ḥanafī fiqh
§ 6. Qurʾānic sciences
§ 7. Dogmatics
§ 8. Mysticism
§ 9. Philosophy
§ 10. Travelogues
§ 11. Encyclopaedias

Chapter 8. The Malay Archipelago

Chapter 9. Rumelia and Anatolia
§ 1a. Philology
§ 2. Historiography
§ 3. Popular prose
§ 4. Ḥadīth
§ 5. Fiqh, Abū Ḥanīfa
§ 6. Qurʾānic sciences
§ 7. Dogmatics
§ 8. Mysticism
§ 9. Politics
§ 10. Astronomy
§ 11. Medicine
§ 12. Music
§ 13. Agriculture
§ 14. Occult sciences
§ 15. Encyclopaedias and polyhistors

Chapter 10. The Maghreb
§ 1. Adab
§ 2. Philology
§ 3. Historiography
§ 4. Popular prose
§ 5. Ḥadīth
§ 6b. Fiqh, Mālikī
§ 7. Qurʾānic sciences
§ 8. Dogmatics
§ 9. Mysticism
§ 9a. Philosophy
§ 10. Mathematics and astronomy
§ 11. Geography and travelogues
§ 12. Medicine
§ 13. Warfare

Chapter 11. The Sudan

Third Section
From the Napoleonic expedition to Egypt in 1798 until the present day

Chapter 1. Egypt
§ 1. Poetry and rhymed prose
§ 2. Philology
§ 3. Historiography
§ 4. Popular prose
§ 5. Ḥadīth
§ 6. Fiqh
A. The Mālikīs
B. The Ḥanafīs
C. The Shāfiʿīs
§ 7. Dogmatics
§ 8. Mysticism
§ 9. Paraenesis
§ 10. Mathematics
§ 11. Geography and travelogues
§ 12. Encyclopaedias

Chapter 2. Syria
§ 1. Poetry
§ 2. Philology
§ 3. Historiography
§ 4. Islamic theology and mysticism

Chapter 3. Mesopotamia and Iraq

Chapter 4. Mecca (North Arabia)

Chapter 5. South Arabia

Chapter 6. Oman

Chapter 7. Persia

Chapter 8. Afghanistan

Chapter 9. India

Chapter 11. Istanbul

Chapter 12. Russia

Chapter 13. The Maghreb

Chapter 14. The Sudan

Addenda & Corrigenda
Postscript

Readership

All interested in Middle Eastern history.