Ibn Kabar
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Shams al-Dīn Riʾāsat al-Naṣr (also known as Shams al-Riyāsa) Abū l-Barakāt Ibn Kabar (d. 724/1324) was an Egyptian Coptic author. In Islamic studies, Ibn Kabar has usually been considered a minor figure in early Mamlūk historiography, for his contribution to a important chronicle, the Zudbat al-fikra, attributed to the Mamlūk general and historian Baybars al-Manṣūrī (d. 725/1325). Little is known about Ibn Kabar’s life. Even his unusual name, Kabar (sometimes spelled Kubr), caused confusion, being mistaken as “Bakr” (Cahen, and Ashtor). Ma…

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Guo, Li, “Ibn Kabar”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, THREE, Edited by: Kate Fleet, Gudrun Krämer, Denis Matringe, John Nawas, Everett Rowson. Consulted online on 15 December 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_ei3_COM_30942>
First published online: 2017
First print edition: 9789004335745, 2017, 2017-5

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