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Ibn Khallikan's biographical dictionary.

Author: Ibn Khallikān; William MacGuckin Slane, baron de
Publisher: Beirut, Librairie du Liban, 1970.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The first general Islamic biographical lexicon, not confined to groups of persons or geographical places, which contains in alphabetical order the lives of the most celebrated persons of Muslim history and literature, excepting the Prophet, the first four Caliphs, the other Companions and their immediate students. This monumental work was created between 1256 - 1274 CE, and was continually improved with marginal  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Early works
Biography Dictionaries Early works to 1800
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Ibn Khallikān, 1211-1282.
Ibn Khallikan's biographical dictionary.
Beirut, Librairie du Liban, 1970
(OCoLC)613910281
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ibn Khallikān; William MacGuckin Slane, baron de
OCLC Number: 132477
Notes: At head of title: Kitāb wafayāt al-aʻyān.
Reprint of the ed. published in Paris, 1842-43.
Translation of Wafayāt al-aʻyān.
Description: 4 volumes 25 cm
Other Titles: Wafayāt al-aʻyān.
Responsibility: Translated from the Arabic by Bn. Mac Guckin de Slane.

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The first general Islamic biographical lexicon, not confined to groups of persons or geographical places, which contains in alphabetical order the lives of the most celebrated persons of Muslim history and literature, excepting the Prophet, the first four Caliphs, the other Companions and their immediate students. This monumental work was created between 1256 - 1274 CE, and was continually improved with marginal notes by the author.

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