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Ḥasan b. Ayyūb al-Rammāḥ
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Ḥasan b. Ayyūb al-Rammāḥ (636–694/1239–1294), given the title Najm al-Dīn and known as al-Aḥdab (‘the hunchback’), an engineer and writer on the arts of war (see al-Rammāḥ, intro. 17; Sarton, 2/1039). According to several sources he is likely to have been born and raised in Syria (Sarton, 2/1039), lived during the early period of Mamlūk rule there (648–922/1250–1515), and died there in 694/1294 (see al-Hassan, Islamic Technology, 94; Cook, 44; Brockelmann, SI/905). Ḥasan, whose name al-Rammāḥ means lancer, seems to have been an experienced soldier himself and …

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Fatehinezhad, Enayatollah and Translated by Alexander Khaleeli, “Ḥasan b. Ayyūb al-Rammāḥ”, in: Encyclopaedia Islamica, Editors-in-Chief: Farhad Daftary. Consulted online on 27 September 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1875-9831_isla_SIM_067182>
First published online: 2022

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