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Sacred Place and Sacred Time in the Medieval Islamic Middle EastAn Historical Perspective$
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Daniella Talmon-Heller

Print publication date: 2020

Print ISBN-13: 9781474460965

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: September 2020

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9781474460965.001.0001

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Excursus: Arabic Treatises in Praise of Ascalon

Excursus: Arabic Treatises in Praise of Ascalon

(p.85) 9 Excursus: Arabic Treatises in Praise of Ascalon
Sacred Place and Sacred Time in the Medieval Islamic Middle East

Daniella Talmon-Heller

Edinburgh University Press

This excursus provides a list of six ninth- to fifteenth-century manuscripts and published works compiled in praise of Ascalon (Faḍl ʿAsqalān), or containing a chapter dedicated to this end. The authors include Abū al-Ḥasan al-Madāʾinī (d. 225/839–40), Abū Muḥammad al-ʿAsqalānī (d. 325/937?), ʿAlī Ibn ʿAsākir (d. 571/1176), Taqī al-Dīn al-Shahrazūrī (d. 643/1245), Shams al-Dīn al-Asyūṭī (d. 880/1475–6), and an anonymous author.

Keywords:   Faḍl ʿAsqalān, Abū al-Ḥasan al-Madāʾinī, Abū Muḥammad al-ʿAsqalānī, ʿAlī Ibn ʿAsākir, Taqī al-Dīn al-Shahrazūrī, Shams al-Dīn al-Asyūṭī

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