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Tabarî (838?–923)

Tabarî, Abu Djasar Mohammed ibn Djerîr (tä-bä’rē). A celebrated Mohammedan theologian and historian; born at Amul in Taberistan, 838?; died at Bagdad, 923. His two principal writings are: ‘Tefsîr’ (exegesis), the most authoritative exposition of the doctrine of the Koran; and his ‘Annals,’ in which he gives, on a theological basis, the history of the world from the creation to the year 914.