Encyclopaedia of Islam, First Edition (1913-1936)

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al-Ṭabarī
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, Abū Ḏj̲aʿfar Mūḥammad b. Ḏj̲arīr, the Arab historian, was born probably in 839 (end of 224 or beg. 225 a. h.) at Āmul in the province of Ṭabaristān. He began to devote himself to study at a precociously early age, and is said to have known the Ḳurʾān by heart by the time he was seven. After receiving his early education in his native town, he received from his father who was quite well off the necessary means of visiting the centres of the Muslim learned world. He thus visited Raiy and its vicinity, then Bag̲h̲dād…

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Paret, R., “al-Ṭabarī”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, First Edition (1913-1936), Edited by M. Th. Houtsma, T.W. Arnold, R. Basset, R. Hartmann. Consulted online on 18 August 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-871X_ei1_SIM_5582>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004082656, 1913-1936



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