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Prosopography in Islam. An essay of classification

Abstract : This contribution countains en essay of classification of prosopography in Islam: books of classes (tabaqat), dictionaries of transmitters of hadith (traditions), called "kutub al-rijal", general biographical dictionaries, local histories, general chronicles, books on genealogy, son the proper names of relation (nisba), ambiguous names, the correct prononciation and writing of proper names, homony, dictionaries of authorities and masters, index of disciplines, literary and poetical anthologies, etc.
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Claude Gilliot. Prosopography in Islam. An essay of classification. Medieval Prosopography, 2002, p. 19-54. ⟨halshs-00643465⟩



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