Mohammed al-Qadiri

Mohammed ibn al-Tayyib al-Qadiri (Arabic: محمد بن الطيب القادري; 1712–1773) was a Moroccan historian most known as the author of Nashr al-Mathani.[1][2][3][4] This work is a biographical dictionary of 18th-century Morocco, but each year is usually accompanied by a summary of events. In this sense, the form of the book tends toward being both that of a biographical dictionary and a chronicle. Mohammed al-Qadiri is the grandson of the genealogist Abd as-Salam al-Qadiri.

Mohammed al-Qadiri
Born
Mohammed ibn al-Tayyib al-Qadiri

1712
Died1773 (aged 60–61)
OccupationHistorian, writer
RelativesAbd as-Salam al-Qadiri (grandfather)

Full title of al-Mathani (The Chronicles): Nashr al-mathani li-ahl al-qarn al-hadi 'ashr wa al-thani, Edited by A. Tawfiq and M. Hijji. 4 vols. Rabat, 1977. Partial English translation by N. Cigar. Muhammad al-Qadiri's Nashr al-mathani: The Chronicles. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1981.

His extensive autobiography with some references to himself and family is in Iltiqat al-durat (wa-mustafad al-mawaiz wa-al-ibar min akhbar wa-ayan al-mia al-hadiya wa-althaniya ashar), ed. Hashim al-Alawi al-Qasimi (Beirut: Manshurat Dar al-Afaq al- Jadida, 1983) 449-92. He also composed a catalogue of books (Al-Fihrisit), which is unpublished.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Dwight Fletcher Reynolds, Kristen Brustad, Interpreting the Self: Autobiography in the Arabic Literary Tradition, Ed. University of California Press, 2001 ISBN 978-0-520-22667-8 p. 278
  2. ^ Vitkus, Daniel J.; Matar, Nabil I. (2001). Piracy, Slavery, and Redemption: Barbary Captivity Narratives from Early Modern England. Columbia University Press. p. 44. ISBN 978-0-231-11905-4.
  3. ^ Gall, Michel Le; Perkins, Kenneth (2010-07-05). The Maghrib in Question: Essays in History and Historiography. University of Texas Press. p. 210. ISBN 978-0-292-78838-1.
  4. ^ Boum, Aomar; Park, Thomas K. (2016-06-02). Historical Dictionary of Morocco. Rowman & Littlefield. p. 412. ISBN 978-1-4422-6297-3.