Access

You are not currently logged in.

Access your personal account or get JSTOR access through your library or other institution:

login

Log in to your personal account or through your institution.

If You Use a Screen Reader

This content is available through Read Online (Free) program, which relies on page scans. Since scans are not currently available to screen readers, please contact JSTOR User Support for access. We'll provide a PDF copy for your screen reader.

STUDIES ON THE JAZĪRA II: DUNAYSIR AND ITS HISTORY

C. Edmund Bosworth
Acta Orientalia Academiae Scientiarum Hungaricae
Vol. 59, No. 1 (March 2006), pp. 1-10
Published by: Akadémiai Kiadó
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/23658886
Page Count: 10
  • Read Online (Free)
  • Download ($29.00)
  • Subscribe ($19.50)
  • Cite this Item
Since scans are not currently available to screen readers, please contact JSTOR User Support for access. We'll provide a PDF copy for your screen reader.
STUDIES ON THE JAZĪRA II: DUNAYSIR AND ITS HISTORY
Preview not available

Abstract

This paper looks at the history of the small Islamic town of Dunaysir in the Diyār Rabī' a region of Upper Mesopotamia, which flourished especially in the 12th and 13th centuries A.D. as an agricultural centre and market town, with a lively intellectual and cultural life. A local physician and scholar, Abū Ḥafṣ 'Umar b. al-Khiḍr al-Turkī (d. ca. 1242—1243) wrote a history of the town's notable scholars and literary men. It is important for being the only known history of the town, for its rich biographical information and for being the sole authority for a large amount of Arabic verse by Jaziran poets. Biographical notes on these notables are given, and some illustrative sections of the history translated.

Page Thumbnails

  • Thumbnail: Page 
[1]
    [1]
  • Thumbnail: Page 
2
    2
  • Thumbnail: Page 
3
    3
  • Thumbnail: Page 
4
    4
  • Thumbnail: Page 
5
    5
  • Thumbnail: Page 
6
    6
  • Thumbnail: Page 
7
    7
  • Thumbnail: Page 
8
    8
  • Thumbnail: Page 
9
    9
  • Thumbnail: Page 
10
    10