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Abū ʿUbayd al-Bakrī
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Abū ʿUbayd al-Bakrī, ʿAbd Allāh b. ʿAbd al-ʿAzīz b. Muḥammad b. Ayyūb b. ʿAmr, was the greatest Arab geographer from al-Andalus and a man of letters of the 5th/11th century. There are different views about his date of birth: some believe that he was born in 401/1010 (Vernet, 1/413) or 405/1014 (Ḥamīda, 356; Sūsa, 2/344), while others consider the correct date to be 432/1041 (González Palencia, 309). There is little information about Abū ʿUbayd al-Bakrī's life. His nisba is attributed to the tribe of al-Bakr b. Wāʾil (Farrūkh, 4/702). His f…

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Enayatollah Reza, Negahban, Farzin and Translated by Rahim Gholami, “Abū ʿUbayd al-Bakrī”, in: Encyclopaedia Islamica, Editors-in-Chief: Farhad Daftary. Consulted online on 23 February 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1875-9831_isla_COM_0151>
First published online: 2015

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