Abu ’l-Maḥāsin Ḏj̲amāl al-Dīn Yūsuf b. Tag̲h̲rībirdī
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, Arabic historian, born at Cairo, probably in 812/1409-10 (exact date doubtful). His father was a mamlūk from Asia Minor (Rūm) bought and promoted by Sultan al-Ẓāhir Barḳūḳ; under Sultan al-Nāṣir Farad̲j̲ he became commander in chief of the Egyptian armies ( amīr kabīr , atābak ) in 810/1407, and in 813 viceroy ( nāʾib al-salṭana ) of Damascus, where he died early in 815/1412. The boy Yūsuf was brought up by his sister, wife of the chief ḳādī Muḥammad b. al-ʿAdīm al-Ḥanafī and then of the chief ḳāḍī ʿAbd al-Raḥmān al-Bulḳīnī al-S̲h̲āfiʿī (d. 824). …

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Popper, W., “Abu ’l-Maḥāsin Ḏj̲amāl al-Dīn Yūsuf b. Tag̲h̲rībirdī”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 20 October 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_SIM_0227>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007



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