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Ibn Biklāris̲h̲
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, Yūsuf ( Yünus ?) b. Isḥāḳ al-Isrāʾīlī , Judaeo-Arab physician and pharmacist who lived in Almeria ca. 1100 A.D. There he wrote the K. al-Mustaʿīnī for al-Mustaʿīn billāh Abū D̲j̲aʿfar Aḥmad b. Yūsuf al-Muʾtamin billāh (reigned 478-503/1085-1109), the Hūdid ruler of Saragossa [see hūdids ], after whom the work was named.

The book must have attracted attention immediately, for it is often quoted by al-G̲h̲āfiḳī [q.v. above], a younger contemporary of Ibn Biklāris̲h̲, in his K. al-Adwiya al-mufrada ; in the Latin version of the latter under the name Buclaris or Boclaris (i…

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Dietrich, A., “Ibn Biklāris̲h̲”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 28 May 2022 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_SIM_8643>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007



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