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Adab Colloquium: The Maqāmāt of Badīʿ al-Zamān al-Hamadhānī: Authorship, Texts, and Contexts

March 29 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Join the Adab Colloquium for a book talk with Bilal Orfali and Maurice A. Pomerantz moderated by Sara bin Tyeer and Matthew Keegan.

Book Description: Through investigations of the manuscripts, this book explores important aspects of the life of Badi’ al-Zaman al-Hamadhani’s maqamat. Relying solely on the flawed nineteenth century editions not only compromises the results of modern scholars’ investigations of al-Hamadhani’s text, but also prevents us from appreciating the literary culture that created this work. The broad concerns of the book are divided into three sections: authorship, texts, and contexts, although there are some overlaps across these fields. One constant is that each chapter in this volume investigates hitherto unstudied textual materials related to al-Hamadhani’s Maqamat.