Muhammad ibn Abi Yaqub Ibn al-Nadim

(d. 995)

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(d. 995)

Famous bookseller who produced a landmark bibliography entitled Al-fihrist, containing a description of every book he had seen, learned of, or handled. This work, produced in 987, is an important resource for the history of the literary culture of the classical era and includes citations for works by early scholars that have since been lost.

Subjects: Islam.

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