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Bakrān, Muḥammad b. Najīb
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Bakrān, Muḥammad b. Najīb, a geographer and the author of the Jahān-nāmah (‘World Book’). Information on his life is limited to conclusions that can be inferred from his book, in which only one date is mentioned: 605/1209 (see Bakrān, ed. Borshchevskiĭ, fol. 2b, introd., 10). From the text, it would seem that the work was completed in this year during the rule of Khʷārazm-Shāh ʿAlāʾ al-Dīn Muḥammad b. Tekish (or Takash, r. 596–617/1200–1220), to whom it was dedicated, as the phrase ‘if it be seen by the compassionate and providential eye of the king (may Go…

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Enayatollah Reza and Translated by Janis Esots, “Bakrān, Muḥammad b. Najīb”, in: Encyclopaedia Islamica, Editors-in-Chief: Farhad Daftary. Consulted online on 10 June 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1875-9831_isla_SIM_00000051>
First published online: 2015

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