Illustrations from

Maqamat of al-Hariri

Abou Mohammad al-Qāsim ibn ‛Ali ibn Mohammad ibn ‛Ali al-Hariri al-Basri.
The Maqamat ('Assemblies') are a collection of amusing stories told by the merchant al-Harith about a peripatetic rogue named Abu Zaid.

Manuscripts:
Bibliothèque nationale de France, Paris, Maqamat manuscript Arabe 6094, dated 619H, 1222-23AD
St. Petersburg Branch of the Institute of Oriental Studies, Maqamat manuscript C-23 of c. 1225-35
Bibliothèque nationale de France, Paris, Maqamat manuscript Arabe 5847, 1237AD
Bibliothèque nationale de France, Paris, Maqamat manuscript Arabe 3929, 2nd quarter of 13th century
    or selected folios with camels, horses or weapons with larger images
Suleymaniye Library, Istanbul, Maqamat manuscript Esad Efendi 2916, 1242-1258
British Library, Maqamat manuscript Ms. Or. 1200, Mosul 1256AD
British Library, Maqamat manuscript Ms. Or. 9718, Syria, late 13th-century
Österreichische Nationalbibliothek, Vienna, Maqamat manuscript AF 9, 1334AD
Bodleian Library, University of Oxford, Maqamat manuscript Marsh 458, 1337AD

Translations of Maqamat 1 to 12 or archive



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