'The continuation of "Obituaries of prominent people"'
Original Language: Arabic
Ibn al-Ṣuqāʿī’s Tālī is a work very familiar in form to students of medieval Arabic literature: the biographical dictionary. One of the monuments of this genre is the Kitāb wafayāt al-aʿyān (‘Obituaries of prominent people’) of Ibn Khallikān (d. 1282); Ibn al-Suqāʿī made a condensed version of this work (now lost) and added his Tālī or ‘Continuation’. This T…