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Qalāwūnid discourse, elite communication and the Mamluk cultural matrix: interpreting a 14th-century panegyric

Jo Van Steenbergen UGent (2012) JOURNAL OF ARABIC LITERATURE. 43(1). p.1-28
abstract
This article analyses a brief panegyric text from mid-14th-century Egypt, authored by the court scribe Ibrāhīm b. al- Qaysarānī (d. 1352) and dedicated to the Qalāwūnid Mamluk sultan al-Malik al-Ṣāliḥ Ismāʿīl (r. 1342-5). It challenges this panegyric’s standard treatment as a work of history and as a product of court propaganda and connects it to wider issues of Mamluk literary production and social organisation. In doing so, a new understanding of this panegyric emerges within a specific context of Mamluk elite communication and social performance, demonstrating at the same time how such a social semiotic reading of Mamluk cultural expressions generates further insights into the symbiotic interactions between Mamluk culture and society.
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Qalawunid discourse, elite communication and the Mamluk cultural Matrix : interpreting a 14th-Century Panegyric
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journalArticle (original)
publication status
published
subject
keyword
social semiotics, social performance, discourse, Mamluk cultural matrix, mujaddid, al-Salih Isma'il, Ibrahim b. al-Qaysarani, Qalawunid dynasty, risalah, panegyrics, Mamluk literature
journal title
JOURNAL OF ARABIC LITERATURE
J. Arab. Lit.
volume
43
issue
1
pages
1 - 28
Web of Science type
Article
Web of Science id
000305141100001
ISSN
0085-2376
DOI
10.1163/157006412X629755
project
MMS (The Mamlukisation of the Mamluk Sultanate. Political Traditions and State Formation in 15th century Egypt and Syria.)
language
English
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yes
classification
A1
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I have transferred the copyright for this publication to the publisher
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981404
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http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-981404
date created
2010-06-18 16:37:26
date last changed
2015-06-17 11:26:47
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  author       = {Van Steenbergen, Jo},
  issn         = {0085-2376},
  journal      = {JOURNAL OF ARABIC LITERATURE},
  keyword      = {social semiotics,social performance,discourse,Mamluk cultural matrix,mujaddid,al-Salih Isma'il,Ibrahim b. al-Qaysarani,Qalawunid dynasty,risalah,panegyrics,Mamluk literature},
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  pages        = {1--28},
  title        = {Qal\={a}w\={u}nid discourse, elite communication and the Mamluk cultural matrix: interpreting a 14th-century panegyric},
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Chicago
Van Steenbergen, Jo. 2012. “Qalāwūnid Discourse, Elite Communication and the Mamluk Cultural Matrix: Interpreting a 14th-century Panegyric.” Journal of Arabic Literature 43 (1): 1–28.
APA
Van Steenbergen, Jo. (2012). Qalāwūnid discourse, elite communication and the Mamluk cultural matrix: interpreting a 14th-century panegyric. JOURNAL OF ARABIC LITERATURE, 43(1), 1–28.
Vancouver
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Van Steenbergen J. Qalāwūnid discourse, elite communication and the Mamluk cultural matrix: interpreting a 14th-century panegyric. JOURNAL OF ARABIC LITERATURE. 2012;43(1):1–28.
MLA
Van Steenbergen, Jo. “Qalāwūnid Discourse, Elite Communication and the Mamluk Cultural Matrix: Interpreting a 14th-century Panegyric.” JOURNAL OF ARABIC LITERATURE 43.1 (2012): 1–28. Print.