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Moreover, only the middle third of al-Azdi's Ta'rikh al-Mawsil survives, and this in a single manuscript.
This is not the place to catalogue all occurrences of such borrowing, (32) but one can hardly resist noting that the very first paragraph of the surviving section of the Tayrikh al-Mawsil, which recounts Yazid ibn al-Muhallab's (second) escape from prison in 101/718-19, reworks al-Tabari's text, in this case based on Abu Mikhnaf.
This may explain why the nebulous al-Shimshati is described as having undertaken not only a continuation of al-Azdi's Ta'rikh al-Mawsil, but also an abridgment (mukhtasar) of al-Tabari's Ta'rikh al-rusul wa'l-muluk.
To sum up so far: Al-Azdi finished his Ta'rikh al-Mawsil sometime between ca.
170/786), which are particularly abundant in the Umayyad sections of the Tarikh al-Mawsil.
106) It is definitively clinched by the manuscript of the Ta'rikh al-Mawsil, which clearly reads f-'-f-t-r-d-t.
Farqad, which Ibn Hajar credits in his Isaba to Abu al-Mu afa fi ta rikh al-Mawsil,(19) is much the same tarjama that he credits in his Tahdhib to Abu Zakariya sahib ta rikh al-Mawsil,(20) and a variant of the same tradition is credited by Ibn al-Athir to al-Azdi as well.
Since Rosenthal submitted the manuscript of the revised edition in 1964, he could not yet avail himself of Ali Habiba's edition of the Ta rikh al-Mawsil (Cairo, 1967).
30 al-Azdi, (Ta rikh al-Mawsil, 113) gives his nisba as "al-Mu afa b.
31 In his annalistic chronicle, al-Azdi (Ta rikh al-Mawsil, 300f.
32 See the accounts in al-Azdi, Ta rikh al-Mawsil, years 106-121.