Ibn Hammad (historian)

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Abu ʿAbd Allāh Muḥammad ibn ʿAlī ibn Ḥammād ibn ʿĪsā ibn ʿAbī Bakr al-Ṣanhāj̲ī, known as Ibn Ḥammād or Ibn Ḥamādu (1153/54–1230 / AH 548–628), was a medieval Berber qadi and historian,[1][2] author of a chronicle on the Fatimid caliphs in the Maghreb, known as Akhbar muluk bani Ubayd wa-siratuhum ("account of the kings of the house of Ubaid and their deeds"), written in 1220 / AH 617. He was related to the Banu Hammad and a native of a village near their Qal'a.[2]


  • Histoires des Rois Obaidides, ed. and trans. M. Vanderyheiden, Paris, 1927.
  • Akhbar muluk Bani Ubayd wa-siratuhum: Tahlil li-tarikh al-Dawlah al-Fatimiyah min khilal masdar turathi , Dar al-Ulum, 1981, ISBN 978-977-286-267-2


  1. ^ Jeremy Johns, Arabic Administration in Norman Sicily: The Royal Diwan, (Cambridge University Press, 2002), 265.
  2. ^ a b Bearman, P.; Bianquis, Th.; Bosworth, C.E.; van Donzel, E.; Heinrichs, W.P., eds. (1986) [1971]. "Ibn Ḥamādu". Encyclopaedia of Islam. Brill Publishers. ISBN 9004081186.


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