Al-Maqrizi and his Cairo Khitat

Research project, sponsored in part by a fellowship at the Institut d'etudes avancees, will yield a book on the fifteenth century historian Taqiyy al-Din Ahmad bin ‘Ali al-Maqrizi (1364-1442), an historian with the most expansive repertoire of the entire Mamluk historiography. Rabbat aims to re-present al-Maqrizi as having a structured project that chronicled Egypt’s history through successive annals, prosopographies, and short treatises.