Ibn Muyassar
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Tāj al-Dīn Abū ʿAbdallāh Muḥammad b. ʿAlī b. Yūsuf b. Shāhanshāh b. Ghisyān b. Muḥammad b. Jalab Rāghib, known as Ibn Muyassar (d. 677/1278), was a late Ayyūbid and early Mamlūk-era historian, primarily of Fāṭimid Egypt, whose only known work, surviving partially in extracts made by al-Maqrīzī (d. 845/1442), offers unique insights into Fāṭimid history. Of Tunisian origin, his family settled in Egypt in the sixth/twelfth century, when one scion on the maternal side of Ibn Muyassar’s family served as an amīr under the Fāṭimids; the entire family moved from military to civilian…

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Bora, Fozia, “Ibn Muyassar”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, THREE, Edited by: Kate Fleet, Gudrun Krämer, Denis Matringe, John Nawas, Everett Rowson. Consulted online on 23 July 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_ei3_COM_30956>
First published online: 2017
First print edition: 9789004335745, 2017, 2017-5

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