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University of Maryland, College Park (College Park, MD 20742-5141)
Karl Stowasser (Project Director: November 1977 to present)

The Story of Medieval Egypt:Al-Maqrizi's Topographical History

To complete the scholarly edition of al-Maqrizi's Kitab almawa'iz wa-'l- tibar bi-dhikr al-khitat wa-'l-athar begun by Gaston Niet and to produce a complete annotated translation of the work which is an important source for the history and topography of medieval, pre-Ottoman Egypt. Work will include indices, a glossary of technical terms, a mini-dictionary of linguistic usage not attested elsewhere, an introduction and a preface.

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Research Programs

Total amounts:
$61,992 (approved)
$61,992 (awarded)

Grant period:
7/1/1978 – 6/30/1981