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al-Ḍabbī, Abū D̲j̲aʿfar
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Aḥmad b. Yahyā b. Aḥmad b. ʿAmīra , an Andalusian scholar of the 6th/12th century. According to the information that he gives us in his works concerning himself and his family, he was born at Vélez, to the west of Lorca, and he began his studies in Lorca. He travelled in North Africa (Ceuta, Marrākus̲h̲, Bougie) and even reached Alexandria, but he appears to have spent the greater part of his life at Murcia. He died at the end of Rabī II 599/beginning of 1203. Of his writings only a biographical dicti…

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Seybold, C.F., “al-Ḍabbī, Abū D̲j̲aʿfar”, 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 August 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_SIM_1644>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007



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