Shams al-Riʾāsa Abū l-Barakāt ibn al-Akmal al-Asʿad ibn Kabar, al-qiss Barṣawmā Date of Birth: Unknown; second half of the 13th century Place of Birth: Possibly Old Cairo Date of Death: 10 May 1324 Place of Death: Old Cairo
It appears that Abū l-Barakāt was born into a wealthy family in Old Cairo. He learned Arabic, mathematics and Coptic, and at some point he became secretary (kātib) to the prince (amīr, not the sultan as Cheikho and so…
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“Al-Shams ibn Kabar”, in:
Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas.
Consulted online on 17 February 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-8054_cmri_COM_25657>