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Yaḥyā ibn Jarīr
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Abū Naṣr Yaḥyā ibn Jarīr al-Takrītī

Date of Birth: Unknown, perhaps c. 1030

Place of Birth: Unknown

Date of Death: 1103/4

Place of Death: Mayyāfāriqīn


Abū Naṣr Yaḥyā ibn Jarīr al-Takrītī was a West Syrian (‘Jacobite’) physician and scholar in the tradition of ʿIsā ibn Isḥāq ibn Zurʿa (q.v.) and Yaḥyā ibn ʿAdī (q.v.). Little is known about the course of his life. He informs us (in ch. 35 of Kitāb al-murshid) that he visited Constantinople i…

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G.B. Teule & Mark N. Swanson, Herman, “Yaḥyā ibn Jarīr”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 30 October 2020 <>
First published online: 2010

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