Abū S̲h̲āma
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S̲h̲ihāb al-Dīn Abū’l-Ḳāsim ʿAbd al-Raḥmān b. Ismāʿīl, Arab historian and philologist, born in Damascus on the 23d Rabīʿ II 599 (10th January 1203). He studied in his native town and then in Alexandria philology and jurisprudence, and after he returned home he obtained a professorship in the Madrasa al-Ruknīya. As he had drawn on himself suspicion of a crime, he was killed by an excited mob on the 19th Ramaḍān 665 (13th June 1268). — His chief work is a history of the sultans Nūr al-Dīn and Ṣalāḥ al-Dīn, entitled Kitāb al-rawḍatain fī ak̲h̲bār al-dawlatain, in which he almost entirely re…

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Brockelmann, “Abū S̲h̲āma”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, First Edition (1913-1936), Edited by M. Th. Houtsma, T.W. Arnold, R. Basset, R. Hartmann. Consulted online on 19 October 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-871X_ei1_SIM_0263>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004082656, 1913-1936

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