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Ibn Iyās
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(also written Ayās ), Abu ’l-Barakāt Muḥammad b. Aḥmad, Zayn (S̲h̲ihāb ) al-Dīn al-Nāṣirī al-D̲j̲arkasī al-Ḥanafī , born 6 Rabīʿ II 852/9 June 1448, died ca. 930/1524, historian of the decline and fall of Mamlūk rule in Egypt and of the first years of the dominion of the Ottoman Turks after their victory over the Mamlūks in 923/1517. Since early in the 19th century Ibn Iyās has been recognized as a prime source for the events of that period and his major work, Badāʾiʿ al-zuhūr fī waḳāʾiʿ al-duhūr (Būlāḳ ed., hereafter abbreviated Ibn Iyās) has appeared in several editions. Indicative, …

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Brinner, W.M., “Ibn Iyās”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 22 October 2018 <>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007

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