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Ahmad Ibn Tulun

Overview page. Subjects: Islam — Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500).

(d. 884)

Founder of the Tulinid dynasty in Egypt and the first Muslim ruler of Egypt to annex Syria. Introduced administrative and agrarian reforms, encouraged industries, and...

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al- Abbas

Overview page. Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500) — Religion.

(c.567–c.653)

*Muhammad’s uncle; a merchant who accepted Islam and joined in the conquest of Mecca (630). The Abbasid caliphal dynasty, which took its name from him, claimed...

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al- Fustat

Overview page. Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500) — Islam.

Old Cairo, first capital of the conquering Arab armies of Egypt. Built in 643 on the eastern side of the Nile River. Contains the oldest mosque in Egypt, Jami Amr. Evolved into a...

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al- Kindī

Overview page. Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500) — Islam.

(c.801–c.866)

An Arab philosopher and scholar who lived at Baghdad as a familiar of the caliphs, at a time of great theological controversies and intense activity of translating...

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al- Maqrīzī

Overview page. Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500) — Islam.

More fully Taqī al-Dīn Abū'l-ʿAbbās al-Maqrīzī, Arab writer, teacher, jurist, and preacher; born Cairo 1364, died there 9 Feb. 1442. In the 1420s, following a multifarious public career in...

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al- Masʿūdī

Overview page. Subjects: Islam — Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500).

More fully Abū'l-Ḥasan ʿAlī ibn al-Ḥusayn, al-Masʿūdī, Arab historian; born Baghdad 893?, died al-Fusṭāṭ Sept./Oct. 956. Concerned with the broader theoretical implications of social and...

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al- Mutanabbī

Overview page. Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500) — Islam.

(d. 965)

Also known as Abu al-Tayyib Ahmad ibn al-Husayn. Generally considered the greatest Arabic poet. Born in Kufa, Iraq. Became known as al-Mutanabbi, “the would-be prophet,”...

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Al‐Mustansir, Charles of Anjou, and the Struggle for the Central Mediterranean

Michael Lower.

in The Tunis Crusade of 1270

May 2018; p ublished online May 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500); History of Religion. 13125 words.

Tunis and Sicily had entangled histories in the Middle Ages. This chapter explores how two powerful Mediterranean dynasts—Charles of Anjou, king of Sicily, and al‐Mustansir, emir of...

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Alan of Lille

Overview page. Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500) — Christianity.

(d. 1203),

poet, theologian, and preacher. He probably studied and taught at Paris c.1150–c.1185. Later he moved to the South of France and towards the end of his life entered the...

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Albert of Jerusalem

Overview page. Subjects: Christianity — Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500).

(c.1150–1214)

*Canon Regular of Mortara, bishop of Bobbio (1184), of Vercelli (1185–1205), and Patriarch of Jerusalem (1205–14). He legislated for the canons of Biella and in 1201...

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