Damascus Anecdotes

This blog is a research blog that is supposed to accompany my ongoing research on the changing roles and importance of writing history in Early Ottoman Syria. It will be concerned mostly with the sources relevant to this project: Arabic chronicles, biographical dictionaries, smaller biographies, topographies, and – in particular – the manuscripts of works by Muḥammad Ibn Ṭūlūn (d. 1546), a proliferate scholar, who was regarded by many from among his and later generations as the Historian.