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Ibn al-Dawādārī
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, Abū Bakr b. ʿAbd Allāh b. Aybak al-Dawādārī , Egyptian historian. His father, D̲j̲amāl al-Dīn ʿAbd Allāh, was in the service of the Amīr Sayf al-Dīn Balabān al-Rūmī al-Ẓāhirī, the Dawādār of Baybars, whence the by-name Dawādārī. His grandfather, lord of Sark̲h̲ad. was tentatively identified byṢ. Munad̲j̲d̲j̲id as ʿIzz al-Dīn Aybak al-Ustādār al-Muʿaẓẓamī (d. 645/1247-8), the patron of the medical biographer Ibn Abī Uṣaybiʿa [q.v.]. The family is described, somewhat improbably, as of Sald̲j̲ūḳid descent.

The author’s family lived in Cairo, in the Ḥārat al-Bāṭiliyya. Hi…

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Lewis, B., “Ibn al-Dawādārī”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 26 July 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_SIM_3124>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007



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