al-Maʾmūn b. al-Rashīd

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Abbasid caliph

Names

  • Arabic: المأمون بن الرشيد = al-Maʾmūn b. al-Rashīd 1
  • Arabic: المأمون = al-Maʾmūn 2-3
  • Persian: مأمون = Maʾmūn 4
  • Syriac: ܡܐܡܘܢ = MʾMWΝ 5
  • Syriac: ܥܒܕܐܠܗ = ʿBDʾLH 6

Attributes

  • Male
Show table of instances where this person is mentioned
Event DescriptionDate
Event mentioned by Yāqūt al-Ḥamawī.1 before c. 1225c.1225877 A.H. / 14721995
Event mentioned by Nuʿaym b. Ḥammād.2 before 843 CEc. 820-843 CE687 A.H. / 1288-9 CE1993
Event mentioned by Ibn Baṭṭūṭa.3 before 1354 CE1354-1356early 1180 A.H. / 17661997
Events mentioned by Nāṣir-i Khusraw4 c. 1050circa 106510th C Hijrī/16th C CE2001
Events mentioned by Michael the Syrian5-6 before 11991195-1199?15982009

Sources

  • 1Yāqūt al-Ḥamawī, Muʿjam al-buldān (Beirut: Dār Ṣādr, 1995), (1) 362 [Arabic].
  • 2Nuʿaym b. Ḥammād, Kitāb al-Fitan, edited by Suhayl Zakkār (Beirut: Dār al-Fikr, 1993), 5, 124, 182 [Arabic].
    • Al-Ma’mūn: Nuʿaym b. Ḥammād, The Book of Tribulations: The Syrian Muslim Apocalyptic Tradition, translated by David Cook (Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2017), 111n, 169n [English].
  • 3Ibn Baṭṭūṭa, Riḥlat Ibn Baṭṭūṭa: al-musammāt Tuḥfat al-niẓār fī gharāʾib al-amṣār wa-ʿajāʾib al-asfār, edited by ʿAbd al-Hādī al-Tāzī (al-Ribāṭ: Akādīmiyyat al-Mamlaka al-Maghribiyya, 1417 H [1996-97]), 1:210 [Arabic].
    • al-Maʾmūn: H. A. R. Gibb, C. F. Beckingham, and A. D. H. Bivar, trans., The Travels of Ibn Baṭṭūṭa, A.D. 1325-1354 (London: The Hakluyt Society, 1958-2000), I, 52 [English].
  • 4Ma’mun: Nāṣir-i Khusraw, Nasir-i Khusraw's Book of Travels, ed. Wheeler M. Thackston (Costa Mesa, Calif.: Mazda, 2001), 35 [Persian with English translation].
  • 5Gregorios Yuhanna Ibrahim, ed., The Edessa-Aleppo Syriac Codex of the Chronicle of Michael the Great (Piscataway, N.J.: Gorgias Press, 2009), 492 [Syriac].
    • Mâmoun: J.-B. Chabot, trans., Chronique de Michel le Syrien (Paris: Ernest Leroux, 1901), III, 17, 21, 22, 30, 31, 35-37, 45-47, 49, 50, 52-54, 57, 60, 62, 65, 66, 74-76, 79, 82, 83, 279, 522, 523 [French].
    • Maʾmūn: Michael the Syrian, The Chronicle of Michael the Great (The Edessa-Aleppo Syriac Codex): Books XV–XXI From the Year 1050 to 1195 AD, ed. Amir Harrak (Piscataway, N.J.: Gorgias Press, 2019), xx, 256 [Syriac with English translation].
  • 6Gregorios Yuhanna Ibrahim, ed., The Edessa-Aleppo Syriac Codex of the Chronicle of Michael the Great (Piscataway, N.J.: Gorgias Press, 2009), 498 [Syriac].
    • Abdallah: J.-B. Chabot, trans., Chronique de Michel le Syrien (Paris: Ernest Leroux, 1901), III, 30 [French].

How to Cite This Entry

Thomas A. Carlson, et al., “al-Maʾmūn b. al-Rashīd” in Thomas A. Carlson, ed. Historical Index of the Medieval Middle East, last modified September 16, 2021, https://medievalmideast.org/person/8992.

Additional credit information:

  • Thomas A. Carlson: Data merging and XML; abstract; Wikipedia matching; gender assignment, matching, and transliteration from Yāqūt al-Ḥamawī’s Muʿjam al-Buldān; matching, Arabic collection and transliteration from Ibn Baṭṭūṭa's travel account; matching from Nāṣir-i Khusraw's travelogue; and matching, Syriac collection and transliteration, and reconciling Harrak's pages from Michael's chronicle
  • Jessica Mutter: matching, Arabic name collection and transcription from Nuʿaym Ibn Ḥammād’s Kitāb al-Fitan and matching, and reconciling Harrak's pages from Michael's chronicle
  • Mary Papadopoulos: matching, Persian collection and transliteration from Nāṣir-i Khusraw's travelogue
  • McKenzie Cady: categorization from Michael's chronicle
  • Laurel Kenner: incorporated Harrak's pages
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