Maḥbūb ibn Qusṭanṭīn al-Manbijī
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Agapius, Agapios, (Aghābiyūs) of Manbij (Mabbūg, Hieropolis)

Date of Birth: Last quarter of the 9th c.

Place of Birth: Unknown

Date of Death: After 942

Place of Death: Presumbly Manbij

Biography

We know very little about the author of an early Christian Arabic universal history that is usually (but rather oddly) known as Kitāb al-ʿunwān, ‘The Book of the title’. The author’s name is given in the manuscripts Sinai Ar. 456 and 580 as Maḥbūb ibn Qusṭanṭīn a…

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N. Swanson, Mark, “Maḥbūb ibn Qusṭanṭīn al-Manbijī”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 21 February 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-8054_cmri_COM_25074>
First published online: 2010



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