Ibn Saʿīd al-Mag̲h̲ribī
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, Abu ’l-Ḥasan ʿAlī b. Mūsā b. Muḥ. b. ʿAbd al-Malik b. Saʿīd , Andalusian poet, anthologist, historian and geographer, born near Granada in 610/1213, in a family which was descended from the Companion of the Prophet ʿAmmār b. Yāsir [q.v.] and which had long previously emigrated to Spain, where, during the period of the Ṭawāʾif , it had carved out a principality for itself in the Ḳalʿa of the Banū Yaḥṣub (modern name Alcala la Real), but had afterwards been forced to enter the service of the Almohads (for this family, see G. Potiron, Eléments de biographie et de généalogie des Banū Saʿīd , in Arabic…

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Pellat, Ch., “Ibn Saʿīd al-Mag̲h̲ribī”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 20 October 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_SIM_3351>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007



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