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Christianity and Monasticism in al-Bahnasa according to Arabic Sources

Christianity and Monasticism in al-Bahnasa according to Arabic Sources LOCATED ABOUT two hundred kilometers south of Cairo on the western bank of Bahr Yusuf (literally, the Sea of Joseph, but actually a canal running off from the Nile), in Minya governorate, about sixteen kilometers northwest of the district of Bani Mazar, al-Bahnasa (Oxyrhynchos, or the …

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Al-Mufaddal Ibn Abi Al-Fada’il (?-After 1357)

AL-MUFADDAL IBN ABI AL-FADA’IL (?-after 1357) A Historian. Al-Mufaddal ibn Abi al-Fada’il continued the world history of al Makin Jirjis ibn al-‘Amid (who may have been his great-uncle), picking up where al-Makin left off with the accession of the Mamluk sultan Baybars in 1260, and continuing through the death of al-Malik al-Nasir in 1341. It …

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