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Ibn al-Furat (1334-1405 CE) was an Egyptian historian and the author of a universal history titled History of the Dynasties and Kingdoms. He was born in Cairo and made a living partly by doing bureaucratic tasks such as working as a notary public and issuing marriage contracts, taught and preached at the Muʿizziyya school in Fustat and obtained hadith licenses from Yusuf ibn Abd al-Rahman al-Mizzi and Al-Dhahabi in Damascus (wikipedia citing Bora, 2019). History of the Dynasties and Kingdoms is noted for its attention to details and its wide range of sources, often quoted verbatim, including Shia Muslims and Christian authors (Claude Cahen in Encyclopedia of Islam v. 3, 1991:768-769).