عنوان مقاله [English]
This article is a survey of one of the most important local historical books of
maghrib especially in Marinid’s period, entitled al- Anīs al-Mutrib bi Rawd
al-Ḳirtās fī Akhbār Mulūk al-Maghrib wa Ta’rīkh Madīna Fās.
This article is to recognize the real author’s identity, considering different
views regarding this questionable subject, and also to represent method of
composition, the style of writing, the author’s resources and status of the
work among the same historical writings of Marinid’s era by revising
context of the book, and then comes to conclusion that ’Abulhasan b.
Abdullā b. Abī Zar‘ was the author of at least the main part of the book or its
draft. Since Marinids and Fez were brought under consideration, the work
was imbued with genealogy and flattery. Whereas the author used to live at
the age of Christian reconquest of Andalus, he recorded in a simple and
fluent prose, valuable details of the event, especially the last wars between
the Muslim and Christian in Marinid’s era.
Finally it should be pointed that the author took advantage of coins,
epigraphs, written sources and his eye observations well, to interpret the