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S̲h̲āʾūl
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, Anwar (1904-84), ʿIrāḳī lawyer, poet, short story writer, journalist, playwright and translator.

He was among the first generation of Jewish writers in literary Arabic language in Arabic characters in ʿIrāḳ, headed by Sālim Isḥāḳ (1877-1948), translator for the German Embassy in Bag̲h̲dād, Salmān S̲h̲īna (1899-1978), the military attaché of the Ottoman army in the German army in ʿIrāḳ, Ezra Ḥaddād (1900-72), educator, and Murād Mīk̲h̲āʾīl (1906-86), poet. S̲h̲āʾūl was born in Ḥilla and on his mother’s side…

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Moreh, S., “S̲h̲āʾūl”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 27 May 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_SIM_6870>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007



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