Sambari, Joseph ben-Isaac

(1640–1703)
   Egyptian chronicler. All that is known of Sambari’s life is derived from his one extant work, Divrei Yosef, an account in Hebrew of the life and times of Moslem dynasties in Egypt, Spain and Turkey. From his knowledge of Arabic and Egyptian history, it would appear that his family had been settled in Egypt for many years. His Arabic name was Kataya. His work is a most important source for Jewish life in Egypt, and the early Ottoman period in general.

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