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Ibn Juzayy, Abū ʿAbdallāh
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Abū ʿAbdallāh Muḥammad Ibn Juzayy (d. 757/1356) was an Andalusī court secretary and poet who is today famous because he edited Ibn Baṭṭūṭa’s (d. 770/1368–9) account of his riḥla (travelogue). His father was Abū l-Qāsim Muḥammad b. Juzayy (d. 741/1340), a famous Granadan jurist with whom the son studied the Islamic sciences. Later he turned to poetry and the profession of kātib (secretary), serving under the Naṣrid sultan Abū l-Ḥajjāj Yūsuf (r. 733–55/1333–54). After a dispute with the ruler, he went to the court of the Marīnid sultan Abū ʿInān Fāris (r. 7…

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Elger, Ralf, “Ibn Juzayy, Abū ʿAbdallāh”, 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_30849>
First published online: 2020
First print edition: 9789004413443, 2020, 2020-2



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