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Abū l-Maʿālī Saʿd b. ʿAlī al-Ḥaẓīrī (d. 25 Ṣafar 568/16 October 1172) was an Iraqi littérateur, copyist, and bookseller, widely known as Dallāl al-kutub (the Book Merchant). Born in al-Ḥaẓīra, a village north of Baghdad, he moved to the capital as a youth. There, he studied under prominent literary scholars such as Ibn al-Shajarī (d. 542/1147–8) and al-Jawālīqī (d. 539/1144–5), and became close to Ibn Aflaḥ (d. c.535–7/1141–3), one of Baghdad’s most prominent poets at the time. He also socialised with the popular prea…

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Papoutsakis, Nefeli, “al-Ḥaẓīrī”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, THREE, Edited by: Kate Fleet, Gudrun Krämer, Denis Matringe, John Nawas, Everett Rowson. Consulted online on 20 February 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_ei3_COM_35339>
First published online: 2020
First print edition: 9789004413443, 2020, 2020-2

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