ʿAlī l-Ṭabarī Date of Birth: c. 780 Place of Birth: Merv Date of Death: c. 860 Place of Death: Samarra or Baghdad
ʿAlī l-Ṭabarī was the son of a physician whose pre-eminence earned him the Syriac title Rabban, ‘our master’. This has often been mistaken for a Jewish title, but the evidence of ʿAlī’s works, and the fact that in his Kitāb al-dīn wa-l-dawla (ed. Mingana, p. 124) he refers to his father’s brother Abū Zakkār Yaḥyā ibn Nu…
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“Abū l-Ḥasan ʿAlī ibn Sahl Rabban al-Ṭabarī”, in:
Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas.
Consulted online on 26 June 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-8054_cmri_COM_23696>