Ibn Asakir, Ali ibn Al-Hasan

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Ibn Asakir, Ali ibn Al-Hasan

 

Born 1105 in Damascus; died there Jan. 25, 1176. Arab historian. Ibn Asakir wrote the History of Damascus in 80 volumes. Consisting for the most part of biographies of the outstanding persons associated with Damascus, the work contains much valuable information on the history of the city and of Syria as a whole. The first two volumes of the work were published in Damascus (Al-Tarikh al-Kabir, 1911 and 1954).

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