See also:family name of three
See also:brothers, all famous in Arabian literature,
See also:born at Jazirat
See also:ibn '
See also:Umar in
See also:Kurdistan . The eldest
See also:brother, known as MAJD UD-DiN (1149-1210), was long in the service of the amir of
See also:Mosul, and was an
See also:earnest student of tradition and language . His
See also:dictionary of traditions (Kitdb un-Nihdya) was published at Cairo (1893), and his dictionary of family names (Kitdb ul-Murassa') has been edited by Seybold (
See also:Weimar, 1896) . The youngest brother, known as DIVA UD-DIN (1163-1239), served Saladin from 1191 on, then his son, al-Malik ul-Afdal, and was afterwards in
See also:Egypt, Samosata,
See also:Aleppo, Mosul and
See also:Bagdad . He was one of the most famous aesthetic and stylistic critics in Arabian literature . His Kitdb ul-Mathal, published in Bulaq in 1865 (cf . Journal of the German
See also:Oriental Society,
See also:xxxv . 148, and
See also:Goldziher's 1 The name "
See also:Ibis was selected as the title of an ornithological
See also:magazine. frequently referred to in this and other articles, which made its first appearance in 1859 . Abhandlungen, i . 161 sqq.), contains some very
See also:criticism of
See also:ancient and
See also:modern Arabic
See also:verse . Some of his letters have been published by D . S .
Margoliouth " On the Royal
See also:Correspondence of Diya ed-Din el-Jazari " in the Actes du dixihme congas
See also:des orientalistes,
See also:sect . 3, pp . 7-21 . The brother best known by the
See also:simple name of Ibn Athir was
See also:HASAN 'IZZUDDIN MAHOMMED IBN UL-ATHIR (116o-1234), who devoted himself to the study of
See also:history and tradition . At the age of twenty-one he settled with his
See also:father in Mosul and continued his studies there . In the service of the amir for many years, he visited Bagdad and Jerusalem and later Aleppo and
See also:Damascus . He died in Mosul . His
See also:great history, the Kamil, extends to the
See also:year 1231; it has been edited by C . J . Tornberg, Ibn al-Athiri Chronicon quod perfectissimum inscribitur (14 vols.,
See also:Leiden, 1851-1876), and has been published in 12 vols. in Cairo (1873 and 1886) . The first
See also:part of this
See also:work up to A.H . 310 (A.D .
923) is an
See also:abbreviation of the work of Tabari (q.v.) with additions . Ibn Athir also wrote a history of the Atabegs of Mosul, published in the Recueil des historiens des croisades (vol. ii.,
See also:Paris); a work (Usd ul-Ghdba), giving an account of 7500 companions of Mahomet (5 vols., Cairo, 1863), and a compendium (the Lubab) of Sam'
See also:ani's Kitdb ul-Anskb (cf . F . Wustenfeld's Specimen el-Lobabi,
See also:Gottingen, 1835) . (G . W .
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