Full name: 
Abū Al-fidāʾ Ismāʿīl Ibn ʿalī Al-mālik Al-muʾayyad ʿimad Ad-dīn
Arabic name: 
أبو الفداء‎
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Abu'l-Fida was a historian born in November-December 1273 in Damascus. His family had fled Syria owing to strong reports of a Mongol invasion. As P.M. holt puts it in the only available translation of the "memoir" sections of Abu'l-Fida's history compendium. Abu'l-Fida's memoirs are the hidden traces of genuine and deep friendship between the author and his superior, the Sultan al-Nasir Muhammad.

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