Studies on the Jazīra, II: Dunaysir and its History

Bosworth, C. Edmund (2006) Studies on the Jazīra, II: Dunaysir and its History. Acta Orientalia, 59 (1). pp. 1-10. ISSN 0001-6446

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This paper looks at the history of the small Islamic town of Dunaysir in the Diyār Rabī'a region of Upper Mesopotamia, which flourished especially in the 12th and 13th centuries A.D. as an agricultural centre and market town, with a lively intellectual and cultural life. A local physician and scholar, Abū Hafs 'Umar b. al-Khidr al-Turkī(d. ca. 1242-1243) wrote a history of the town's notable scholars and literary men. It is important for being the only known history of the town, for its rich biographical information and for being the sole authority for a large amount of Arabic verse by Jaziran poets. Biographical notes on these notables are given, and some illustrative sections of the history translated.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: D History General and Old World / történelem > D0 History (General) / történelem általában
P Language and Literature / nyelvészet és irodalom > PI Oriental languages and literatures / keleti nyelvek és irodalmak
Depositing User: xKatalin xBarta
Date Deposited: 18 Jan 2017 10:06
Last Modified: 18 Jan 2017 10:06

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