Yaqubi, Al-

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Yaqubi, Al-


(full name, Ahmad ibn Abu Yaqub ibn Jafar ibn Wahb ibn Wadih al-Yaqubi). Year of birth unknown; died 897. Arab historian.

A Shiite Muslim, al Yaqubi was born in Baghdad. He lived in Armenia, Khorasan, and Egypt and traveled in India and the Maghrib. He was the author of the systematic geography Book of the Countries (c. 891) and Chronicle of Ibn Wadih, which dealt with the history of Assyria, Egypt, Greece, and other countries of antiquity, as well as the history of Islam and the Arabian Caliphate up to 872. Al-Yaqubi died in Egypt.


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