Ibn Ṭumlūs
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, Andalusian physician and philosopher, whose full name was Yūsuf b. Aḥmad , with the kunya s Abu ’l-Ḥad̲j̲d̲j̲ād̲j̲ and Abū Isḥāḳ. He was known in mediaeval Europe under the name of Alhagiag bin Thalmus, and Nallino (cf. RSO, xiii, 170) considers that the name Ṭumlūs may be a corruption of Bartholomaeus or Ptolemaeus. He was born at Alcira in about 560/1164, was a pupil of Ibn Widāḥ al-Lak̲h̲mī and perhaps of Ibn Rus̲h̲d (Averroes). He studied medicine and philosophy, and succeeded Ibn Rus̲h̲d as personal physician to the Almohad c…

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Vernet, J., “Ibn Ṭumlūs”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 15 November 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_SIM_3396>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007

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