Ibn Aʿt̲h̲am al-Kūfī
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, Abū Muḥammad Aḥmad Ibn Aʿt̲h̲am al-Kūfī al-Kindī , Arab historian of the 2nd-3rd/8th-9th centuries, author of the Kitāb al-Futūḥ (composed 204/819), see Storey, 1/2, 1260. The unique manuscript, in two volumes, is preserved in Istanbul, Aḥmad III 2956. Yāḳūt ( Irs̲h̲ād , i, 379) ascribes two other books to Ibn Aʿt̲h̲am, both of which are lost. Although little is known about the author, his K. al-Futūḥ proves to be a major source for the early history of the Arabs, from the caliphate of ʿUt̲h̲mān to that of Hārūn al-Ras̲h̲īd, particularly for events in ʿIrāḳ,…

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Shaban, M.A., “Ibn Aʿt̲h̲am al-Kūfī”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 24 February 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_SIM_3093>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007

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