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Abū Shāma Shihāb al-Dīn al-Maqdisī
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Abū Shāma Shihāb al-Dīn ʿAbd al-Raḥmān b. Ismāʿīl b. Ibrāhīm b. ʿUthmān b. Abī Bakr b. Ibrāhīm b. Muḥammad al-Maqdisī (599–665/1203–68) was a scholar of seventh/thirteenth-century Damascus. Best known for his histories Kitāb al-rawḍatayn fī akhbār al-dawlatayn al-Nūriyya wa-l-Ṣalāḥiyya (The book of the two gardens, concerning affairs of the reigns of Nūr al-Dīn b. Zangī and Ṣalāḥ al-Dīn b. Ayyūb) and al-Dhayl ʿalā l-rawḍatayn (Sequel to The two gardens), Abū Shāma was one of the most important chroniclers of the Crusader and Ayyūbid periods in Greater Syria…

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Antrim, Zayde, “Abū Shāma Shihāb al-Dīn al-Maqdisī”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, THREE, Edited by: Kate Fleet, Gudrun Krämer, Denis Matringe, John Nawas, Everett Rowson. Consulted online on 21 November 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_ei3_COM_22839>
First published online: 2009
First print edition: 9789004178533, 2009, 2009-2



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