View More View Less
  • 1 Sun Yat-sen University, China Tang Jia Wan, 519082, Zhuhai, P. R. China
Restricted access

Purchase article

USD  $25.00

1 year subscription (Individual Only)

USD  $624.00

The Egyptian historian Jamāl al-Dīn Muḥammad b. Ibrāhīm b. Yaḥyā.al-Kutubī, known as al-Waṭ- wāṭ (1235 – 1318 CE), in his Mabāhij al-Fikar wa-Manāhij al-ʿIbar, describes seven Jewish festivals. This paper references these descriptions and attempts to trace their provenance. It is found that many of his descriptions are sourced to two earlier Muslim scholars. Some apparent analogies and allusions, however, are found between al-Waṭwāṭ’s accounts and a broad array of Jewish sources.

  • Abudraham, D. (1963): Sefer Abudraham ha-Shalem. Jerusalem, ʾŪshā Press.

  • Adang, C. (1996a): Judaism and the Bible in al-Maqdisī’s Kitāb al-Badʾ waʾl-Taʾrīkh. In: Lazarus- Yafeh, H. (ed.): Muslim Authors on Jews and Judaism: The Jews among Their Muslim Neighbors. Jerusalem, The Zalman Shazar Center for Jewish History, pp. 5968.[in Hebrew].

    • Search Google Scholar
    • Export Citation
  • Adang, C. (1996b): Muslim Writers on Judaism and the Hebrew Bible: From Ibn Rabban to Ibn Ḥazm. Leiden, E.J. Brill.

  • Allony, N. (2006): The Jewish Library in the Middle Ages: Book Lists from the Cairo Genizah (Oriens Judaicus, Series I, Vol. III). Edited by Frenkel, M.–Ben-Shammai, H., with the participation of Sokolow, M. Jerusalem, Ben Zvi Institute [in Hebrew].

  • Ashtor, E. (1944): History of the Jews in Egypt and Syria under the Mamlūks, 3 vols. Jerusalem, Rabbi Kook Institute [in Hebrew].

  • Avishur, Y. (1997): Remarks on Names for Sabbath or Festival Eves in the Judaeo-Arabic of the East. Leshonenu Vol. 8, pp. 335342.[in Hebrew].

    • Search Google Scholar
    • Export Citation
  • Bashyachi, E. (1966): Aderet Eliyahu. Ramla, National Council of Karaite Jews in Israel.

  • Bauden, F. (2006): Maqriziana I: Discovery of an Autograph Manuscript of al-Maqrīzī: Towards a Better Understanding of His Working Method Description: Section 2. Mamlūk Studies Review Vol. 50, No. 4, pp. 81139.

    • Search Google Scholar
    • Export Citation
  • Bauden, F. (2010): s.v. al-Maqrīzī. In: Dunphy, R. G. (ed.): Encyclopedia of the Medieval Chronicle. Leiden–Boston, E.J. Brill, pp. 10741076.

    • Search Google Scholar
    • Export Citation
  • Bauden, F. (2013): al-Maqrīzī. In: Thomas, D.–Mallett, A. (eds): Christian–Muslim Relations: A Bibliographical History. Volume 5 (1350–1500). Leiden, E.J. Brill, pp. 380395.

    • Search Google Scholar
    • Export Citation
  • Bauden, F. (2014): Taqī al-Dīn Aḥmad ibn ʿAlī al-Maqrīzī. In: Mallett, A. (ed.): Medieval Muslim Historians and the Franks in the Levant. Leiden, E.J. Brill, pp. 161200.

    • Search Google Scholar
    • Export Citation
  • Bīrūnī, al-, M. (1878): Kitāb al-Āthār al-Bāqiya ʿan al-Qurūn al-Khāliya. Edited by Sachau, C. E. Leipzig, Brockhaus.

  • Boilot, D.J. (1960): s.v. al-Bīrūnī. In: Encyclopaedia of Islam (2nd Edition), 12 vols. Leiden, E.J. Brill, Vol. 8, pp. 12361238.

    • Search Google Scholar
    • Export Citation
  • Chapoutot-Remadi, M. (1995): s.v. al-Nuwayrī. In: Encyclopaedia of Islam (2nd Edition), 12 vols. Leiden, E.J. Brill, Vol. 8, pp. 156160.

    • Search Google Scholar
    • Export Citation
  • de Blois, F. (2014): Some Early Islamic and Christian Sources Regarding the Jewish Calendar (9th–11th Centuries). In: Stern, S.–Burnett, Ch. (eds): Time, Astronomy, and Calendars in the Jewish Tradition. Leiden, E.J. Brill, pp. 6578.

    • Search Google Scholar
    • Export Citation
  • Eisenstein, J. D. (ed.) (1915): Ozar Midrashim: A Library of Two Hundred Minor Midrashim. New York, n.p. [in Hebrew].

  • Frenkel, Y. (2012): Al-Maqrīzī on Jewish Festivals. In: Gruber, M. I.–Brenner, A.–Garsiel, M.–Levine, B. A.–Mor, M. (eds): Teshura le-Zafrira: Studies in the Bible, the History of Israel and the Ancient Near East Presented to Zafrira Ben-Barak. Beʾer Sheba, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev Press, pp. 325343.[in Hebrew].

    • Search Google Scholar
    • Export Citation
  • Ghersetti, A. (2013): On Mamluk Anthologies Again: The Case of Jamāl al-Dīn al-Waṭwāṭ and His Ghurar al-Khaṣāʾiṣ al-Wāḍihah wa-ʿUrar al-Naqāʾiḍ al-Qābiḥah. Mamlūk Studies Review Vol. 8, pp. 7299.

    • Search Google Scholar
    • Export Citation
  • Ghersetti, A. (2015): A Pre-Modern Anthologist at Work: The Case of Muḥammad b. Ibrāhīm al- Waṭwāṭ (d. 718/1318). In: Behzadi, L.–Hämeen-Anttila, J. (eds): Concepts of Authorship in Pre-Modern Arabic Texts. Bamberg, University of Bamberg Press, pp. 2345.

    • Search Google Scholar
    • Export Citation
  • Gil, M. (1983): Palestine during the First Muslim Period (634–1099), 3 vols. Tel Aviv, Tel Aviv University and the Ministry of Defense Publishing House [in Hebrew].

    • Search Google Scholar
    • Export Citation
  • Halperin, B. (1994): The Different Meanings of Pentecost. Beit Mikra: Journal for the Study of the Bible and Its World Vol. 50, No. 4, pp. 5162.[in Hebrew].

    • Search Google Scholar
    • Export Citation
  • Holder, M. (1986): History of the Jewish People: From Yavneh to Pumbedisa. New York, Mesorah Publications.

  • Jellinek, A. (ed.) (1967): Beit ha-Midrash, 6 vols. Jerusalem, Wahrmann Books. The King James Version of the English Bible: An Account of the Development and Sources of the English Bible of 1611 with Special References to Hebrew Tradition. Chicago, University of Chicago Press, 1941.

    • Search Google Scholar
    • Export Citation
  • Lane, E.W. (ed.) (1980): Arabic–English Lexicon, 8 vols. Beirut, Librairie du Liban.

  • Lazarus-Yafeh, H. (ed.) (1996): Muslim Authors on Jews and Judaism: The Jews among Their Muslim Neighbors. Jerusalem, The Zalman Shazar Center for Jewish History [in Hebrew].

    • Search Google Scholar
    • Export Citation
  • Maimonides, M. (2008): Mishneh Torah. An Exact Edition based on Original Manuscripts, with Indexes. Edited by Makbili, Y.–Kara, Y.–Gershoni, H. Haifa, Rabbi Kook Institute.

    • Search Google Scholar
    • Export Citation
  • Maqdisī, al-, M. (1907): Kitāb al-Badʾ waʾl-Taʾrīkh, 6 vols. Edited and translated by Huart, Cl. Paris, Ernest Leroux. Maqrīzī, al-, A. (n.d.): al-Khabar ʿan al-Bashar fī Ansāb al-ʿArab wa-Nasab Sayyid al-Bashar, Vol. 8, pp. 181186.

    • Search Google Scholar
    • Export Citation
  • MS. Istanbul Süleymaniye Kütüphanesi–Aya Sofya 3362. Maqrīzī, al-, A. (2003): al-Mawāʿiẓ waʾl-Iʿtibār fī Dhikr al-Khiṭaṭ waʾl-Āthār, 4 vols. Edited by Sayyid, A. F. London, Al-Furqān Islamic Heritage Foundation.

    • Search Google Scholar
    • Export Citation
  • Mazuz, H. (2017): Post-Biblical Jewish Sources in al-Maqrīzī’s Historiography–Whence His Knowledge? Journal of Arabic and Islamic Studies Vol. 8, pp. 113.

    • Search Google Scholar
    • Export Citation
  • Mazuz, H. (forthcoming, 2019a): The Jewish Calendar and Calendation according to al-Maqrīzī in al-Khiṭaṭ. Zeitschrift der Deutschen Morgenländischen Gesellschaft Vol. 169.

  • Mazuz, H. (forthcoming, 2019b): Al-Maqrīzī on Jews and Judaism in al-Khiṭaṭ: Remarks and Insights. Bein ʿEber le-ʿArab Vol. 11 [in Hebrew].

    • Search Google Scholar
    • Export Citation
  • Milikowsky, C. (ed.) (2013): Seder Olam, 2 vols. Jerusalem, Ben Zvi Press.

  • Mirsky, S. K. (ed.) (1964): Sheʾīltōt de-Rab Aḥā, 5 vols. Jerusalem, Sura Institute, Yeshiva University Press, and Rabbi Kook Institute.

    • Search Google Scholar
    • Export Citation
  • Neubauer, A. (ed.) (1895): Seder ʿŌlam Rabbā in Medieval Jewish Chronicles and Chronological Notes, 2 vols. Oxford, Clarendon Press [in Hebrew].

    • Search Google Scholar
    • Export Citation
  • Nuwayrī, al-, A. (1923): Nihāyat al-Arab fī Funūn al-Adab, 21 vols. Cairo, Maṭbaʿat Dār al-Kutub al-Maṣrī.

  • Qalqashandī, al-, A. (1922): Ṣubḥ al-Aʿshā fī Ṣināʿat al-Inshāʾ, 3 vols. Cairo, Dār al-Kutub al- Maṣriyya.

  • Rabbat, N. (2003): Who Was al-Maqrīzī? A Biographical Sketch. Mamlūk Studies Review Vol. 50, No. 4, pp. 119.

  • Ratzaby, Y. (1990): Megīllat Taʿanīt Ṣaddīqīm in an Arabic Source. Sinai Vol. 8, pp. 111.[in Hebrew].

  • Rosenthal, F. (1991): s.v. al-Maqrīzī. In: Encyclopaedia of Islam (2nd Edition), 12 vols. Leiden, E.J. Brill, Vol. 8, pp. 193194.

  • Schreiner, M. (1886): Les Juifs dans al-Beruni. Revue des études juives Vol. 8, pp. 258266.

  • Sīddūr ʿAbōdat Ha-Shem (2008). Holon, n.p. Sīddūr Rab Saʿadya Gaon: Kitāb Jāmiʿ

  • al-Ṣalawāt waʾl-Tasābīḥ (1963). Edited by Davidson, I.–Assaf, S.–Yoel, I. B. Jerusalem, Meḳiẓe Nirdamim.

  • Sīddūr Yeḥeveh Daʿat (1995). Jerusalem, Yeḥeveh Daʿat Institute.

  • Waardenburg, J. (ed.) (1999): Muslim Perceptions of Other Religions: A Historical Survey. New York–Oxford, Oxford University Press.

  • Waṭwāṭ, al-, M. (1990): Mabāhij al-Fikar wa-Manāhij al-ʿIbar, 2 vols. Edited by Sezgin, F. Frankfurt am Main, Institute for the History of Arabic-Islamic Science at the Johann Wolfgang Goethe University.

    • Search Google Scholar
    • Export Citation