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al- Ṭig̲h̲narī
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, Abū ʿAbd Allāh Muḥammad b. Mālik al-Murrī, leading member of the school of agronomists in al-Andalus which reached its peak in the 5th/11th century and flourished until the middle of the 8th/14th one. Unlike other agronomists of his age, such as Ibn Baṣṣāl, Abu ’l-K̲h̲ayr and Ibn Ḥad̲j̲d̲j̲ād̲j̲, we have a few, if limited, biographical details on him. He stemmed from a Granadan family of noble Arab lineage at the time of the last Zīrids, but neither the exact date of his birth nor of his death is known.

According to his main biographer Ibn al-K̲h̲aṭīb, he came originally from a village …

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Garcia-Sanchez, Expiracion, “al-Ṭig̲h̲narī”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 16 October 2018 <>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007

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