Ibn Khallikan's Biographical Dictionary

Ibn Khallikan's Biographical Dictionary

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1842 edition. Excerpt: ...canal on which Baghdad was built by al-Mansar.-(See M. de Sacy's note in the first vol. of the Chrestomathie, p. 68.) (26) It appears from the sequel, that as-Slndi Ibn Shahik was ar-Rashld's Sdhib as-Shorta, or chief of the armed police. Ibn Shahik was a native of India and an enfranchised slave of al-Mansur. He filled a number of elevated posts under the Abbaside khalifs: in the year 176 (A. D. 792), he was governor of Damascus; in 187, as appears by Ibn Khallikan's citation, he was Sdhib as-Shorta, and al anolher period he acted as kadi at Baghdad, where he died A. H. 204 (A. D. 819-20).--(Mirdt az-Zamdn, MS. No. 640, fol. 41 verso.) (27) These verses are taken from a well-known poem in which Aamir Ibn al-Harith deplores the misfortune of his tribe, the Jorhamites, who had been guardians of the Kaaba at Mekka, but were no longer in possession of that honourable office.--(See the Excerpta ex Abulfedd in the second edition of Pocock's Specimen Hitt. Ar. pag. 861; Fleischer's Annales Anteitlamica, p. 192, and Schulten's Monumenta fetustiora At., p. 1.) (28) HajUn and Safa are hills near Mekka. For Safa see Burckhardt's Travel! in Arabia, vol. I. p. 174. (29) Literally: But we were destroyed by the vicissitudes of nights and stumbling fortunes. (30) Koran, sur.12, ver. 44. (31) It would appear from this that a number of small bells were fastened to the throat-band of the bridles. us with the post-horses on the continent. (32) The city of al-Mansur; Baghdad, founded by that khalif. (33) Habt at-Zanddika. the prison for Zendlks, or atheists.--See D'Herbelot; Zbfidik. (34"i The manuscripts and the printed text have O"!j1 q?-, but ' rea(J.c3-5'Xjl. (33) See page 308. (36) Literally: They sleep not off us; that is, their vigilance is never...show more

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  • Paperback | 296 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 16mm | 531g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236622855
  • 9781236622853