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Ras̲h̲īd al-Dīn Ṭabīb
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, Persian statesman and the greatest historian of the Īlk̲h̲ānid period (ca. 645-718/ca. 1247-1318).

Ras̲h̲īd al-Dīn Faḍl Allāh b. ʿImād al-Dawla, Abu ’l-K̲h̲ayr, was born in Hamadān into a Jewish family with a professional medical tradition: his father was an apothecary. He himself was originally trained as a physician (hence he remained known as Ṭabīb), and in that capacity he entered theservice of the Mongol court during the reign of the Īlk̲h̲ān Abaḳa (r. 663-80/1265-82). He had converted from Judaism to…

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Morgan, D.O., “Ras̲h̲īd al-Dīn Ṭabīb”, 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 January 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_SIM_6237>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007

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