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 Kitāb al-taʾrīkh al-majmūʿ ʿalā l-taḥqīq wa-l-taṣdīq

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Author(s): Simonsohn, Uriel
Kitāb naẓm al-jawharThe book of history, compiled through investigation and verification, String of pearlsAnnales Saʿīd ibn Baṭrīq, Eutychius of Alexandria Date: 938 Original Language: Arabic Description The Arabic historiographical treatise known as the Annales, following its Latin translation by E. Pococke in 1658-59, is also known as Kitāb naẓm al-jawhar, ‘String of pearls’ and Kitāb al-taʾrīkh al-majmūʿ ʿalā l-taḥqīq wa-l-taṣdīq, ‘The book of history, compiled through investigation and verification’. Although the work has often been referred to as a…

Eutychius of Alexandria

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Author(s): Simonsohn, Uriel
Saʿīd b. al-Baṭrīq (or al-Biṭrīq, although al-Baṭrīq meaning patrician seems more likely, 263–328/877–940), also known as Eutychius of Alexandria, was the Melkite patriarch of Alexandria and author of the historiographical treatise Kitāb naẓm al-jawhar, “The string of pearls,” also known as Kitāb al-taʾrīkh al-majmūʿ ʿalā l-taḥqīq wa-l-taṣdīq, “The book of history, compiled through investigation and verification,” or by its eleventh/seventeenth-century Latin title, the Annales. A native of al-Fusṭāt, Ibn al-Baṭrīq was appointed in 321/933 or 325/935 as patr…
Date: 2020-09-16

Saʿīd ibn Baṭrīq, Eutychius of Alexandria

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Author(s): Simonsohn, Uriel
Saʿīd ibn Baṭrīq Date of Birth: 17 August 877 Place of Birth: Fusṭāṭ, Egypt Date of Death: 12 May 940 Place of Death: Fusṭāṭ, Egypt Biography Little can be established with certainty about the life and career of Saʿīd ibn Baṭrīq, a 10th-century Melkite patriarch of Alexandria. The earliest source to provide some detail is a 13th- or 14th-century copy of Ibn Baṭrīq’s historiographical treatise, allegedly written by the patriarch himself (Ibn Baṭrīq, Eutychii, ed. Cheikho, Carra de Vaux and Zayyat, ii, pp. 69-70, 86-87). It is here that we are informed for the first time that Ibn Baṭrīq, the mut…