Ibn al-Mud̲j̲āwir
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D̲j̲amāl ( Nad̲j̲m ) al-Dīn Abu ’l-Fatḥ Yūsuf b. Yaʿḳūb b. Muḥammad al-S̲h̲aybānī al-Dimas̲h̲ḳī , reputed author of Tāʾrīk̲h̲ al-Mustabṣir (or al-Mustanṣir ), an important source for the geography, history, and customs of western and southern Arabia in the early part of the 7th/13th century.

Yūsuf b. Yaʿḳūb, a native of Damascus said to have been of Persian descent, was born in 601/1204-5 and died in 690/1291. The brief biographical notices of him give little information on his career.

The author of Tāʾrīk̲h̲ al-Mustabṣir does not tell enough about himself to satisfy our curio…

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Rentz, G., “Ibn al-Mud̲j̲āwir”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 17 November 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_SIM_3300>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007

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