Biographical Dictionary Volume 1

Biographical Dictionary Volume 1

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1842 edition. Excerpt: ... to the coil' worn by Christian priests in that country. (8) Nabtd is a fermented liquor made of dates, but in many cases, this term is employed to denote wine made of grapes.--Ibn Khaldoun is of opinion that in the present case the date-liquor is meant.--(See M. de Sacy's Chrestomathie, tom. I. p. 380.) (9) A pint, in Arabic JLJ (roll); which word our principal orientalists, with the exception of M. de Hammer, pronounce incorrectly rotl. (10) About ninety thousand pounds sterling. (11) Governors of provinces were entitled to have a standard borne before them. (12) This is certainly a mistake; it was Ibrahim, brother of this Abd al-Malik who was named governor of Egypt.--As these two persons filled places of the highest importance under the Abbaside khalifs, I shall here give some account of them. ' Abd al-Malik Ibn Salih was descended from Hashim, grandfather of Muhammad, and was consequently related to ar-Rashid. The following genealogy will render the degree of their relationship more appreciable: uasuns I AID AL-HUTTALIB All-ABBA5 I All) ALLAH I ALI /-"-_'-SALIII MUHAIIAI) l l ADD AL-MALIK ALMAl'SIlR I A I.-MAIIDI AB-BASBIIL The mother of Abd al-Malik was a concuhine of Marwan Ibn Muhammad, the last Omaiyide khalif. and on the death of her master, she was bought by Stlih, to whom she bore a son named Abd al-Malik, the subject of this notice. Some even say that Abd al-Malik was son to Marwan, for according to them his mother was pregnant when she came into the possession of Salih. In A. H. 173 (A. D. 789-90), Abd al-Malik commanded the Saifiya, or annual summer incursion made into the territory of the Greeks; in 175 (A. D. 791-2) he defeated the Greeks and returned with seven thousand heads of enemies slain in battle....show more

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  • Paperback | 304 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 16mm | 544g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236981111
  • 9781236981110