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al-Nadīm
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, Abu ’l-Farad̲j̲ Muḥammad b. Abī Yaʿḳūb Isḥāḳ al-Warrāḳ al-Nadīm al-Bag̲h̲dādī, Arabic bibliographer, compiled the Fihrist in 377 (987—988). Little is known about his life. According to a statement which goes back to Ibn al-Nad̲j̲d̲j̲ār’s (d. 643 = 1245) Ḏh̲ail Taʾrīk̲h̲ Bag̲h̲dād (see Flügel’s edition, p. xii., note 2), he died in 385, according to another statement (see Ibn Ḥad̲j̲ar al-ʿAsḳalānī, Lisān al-Mīzān, v. 72) probably 388 (? the figure is damaged in the Ḥaidarābād edition). Both dates are in contradiction to the fact that in the Fihrist events of 392 (p. 87, 6) and “a…

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Fück, Johann, “al-Nadīm”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, First Edition (1913-1936), Edited by M. Th. Houtsma, T.W. Arnold, R. Basset, R. Hartmann. Consulted online on 29 February 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-871X_ei1_SIM_3382>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004082656, 1913-1936



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