Al-Makin Jirjis Ibn Al-‘Amid (1205-After 1280)

AL-MAKIN JIRJIS IBN AL-‘AMID (1205-after 1280) A Historian. Al-Makin Jirjis ibn Abi al-Yasir ibn Abi al-Makarim, known as Ibn al-‘Amid, was a Copt of Syrian Orthodox ancestry who, like his father before him, served in high office in the Egyptian military bureaucracy. Such a position carried risks, and al-Makin lived in especially risky times (in …

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