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ʿAmr ibn Baḥr al-Ǧāḥiẓ, 767?‒868?


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Language

Arabic  —  Persian, Modern, after 800

Gender

Male

Date of birth

  • 767-768 probable date Gregorian

    150? Hegirian

Place of birth

Baṣra

Place of birth

البصرة

Place of birth

Baṣra

Date of death

  • 868-869 probable date Gregorian

    255 probable date Hegirian

Place of death

Baṣra

Place of death

البصرة

Place of death

Baṣra

Nationality

Iraq

Profession

Homme de lettres  —  Théologien  —  Prosateur  —  Poète  —  Linguiste

Profession

أديب  —  لغوي  —  متكلم  —  مشارك في أنواع من العلوم  —  ناظم  —  شاعر

Profession

Prose writor.- Théologian

Activity

Littérature  —  Théologie  —  Prose  —  Poésie  —  Linguistique

Activity

الأدب  —  علوم اللغة  —  علم الكلام  —  الشعر

Activity

Adab.- Théology.- Political theory

Residence

Baṣra  —  Bagdad

Residence

البصرة  —  بغداد

Residence

Baṣra  —  Baghdad

Biography

  • He was to a mawālī family of the Banū Kināna.- Followed classes given by the greatest scholars of his time in Baṣra.- Admitted to Muʿtazilī circles and bourgeois salons.- In the field of theology, he reflected on the issue of harmonizing faith and religion.- In the political field, he pondered upon the question of the caliphate.- Realist and rationalist, good represantative of the Baṣra intellectual atmosphere.- Frequent visits to Baghdad.- Continuous contact with the different Caliphs.- Wrote a lot.- Great prose writor, he often used humour.- Made great portraits of the different characters and of society.- Muʿtazilī influence

Identifier

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Webography

2

Bibliography

26

Diamond   A 10584

Created at 19-01-2003 by migration (IDEO)

Updated at 13-04-2022 by Amr Zakariya (IDEO)


Access points | 6

Authorized

Variant

SVAP Specialized variant access point

Publication | 342

Production | 222

Social network of this agent | 14

Collaborator | 104