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date: 17 October 2019

al-Tabari (839–923) Jurist, Qur’ānic exegete, and historian. 

Source:
The Oxford Dictionary of Late Antiquity
Author(s):
Nicola ClarkeNicola Clarke

Born into a landholding family in Iran, al-Tabari was a precocious student who became—even by the standards of his time—an astonishingly prolific scholar. Income from a family estate (and, later, from teaching) enabled him to travel extensively for his education and build a career largely independent of the ... ...

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