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al-Makīn b. al-ʿAmīd
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, D̲j̲ird̲j̲is , (602-72/1205-73) Arabic-speaking Coptic historian whose History , covering the period from the creation of the world to the year 658/1260, was one of the very first mediaeval oriental chronicles to become known in Europe and consequently played a significant role in the early researches of modern Islamic scholars.

The encyclopaedists, who since the 18th century have provided a biography of al-Makīn which is still reproduced by Brockelmann (I, 348) and Graf (GCAL, i, 348), have omitted to indicate their sources; all that is known is that the history of…

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Cahen, Cl. and Coquin, R.G., “al-Makīn b. al-ʿAmīd”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 06 June 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_COM_0637>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007



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