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abū ʿabd allāh muḥammad b. aḥmad , Moroccan historian and man of letters originating from the Berber tribe of Idā ū-Kansūs which inhabited Sūs in southern Morocco, where he was born in 1211/1797. He studied at Fez under teachers of repute, and then obtained a post at the S̲h̲arīfīan court as secretary. Promoted to the rank of vizier in 1236/1820, he was entrusted by the Sulṭān Mawlāy Sulaymān (Mūlāy Slīmān) with several official missions, but lost his post on the latter’s death (1238/1822). He retired to Marrākus̲h̲, where he devoted his time to the composition of poetica…

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Lévi-Provençal, E., “Akanṣūs”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 15 November 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_SIM_0455>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007

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