Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500

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Abner of Burgos/Alfonso of Valladolid
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Master (Maese, Maestro) Alfonso

Date of Birth: Approximately 1260-70

Place of Birth: Unknown, but probably Burgos

Date of Death: Approximately 1345-47

Place of Death: Unknown, but probably Valladolid


Little is known about the early life of Abner of Burgos, but on the basis of information in his Moreh tsedeḳ (‘Teacher of righteousness’, now extant only in Castilian as Mostrador de justicia), it is estimated that he was born into …

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Szpiech, Ryan, “Abner of Burgos/Alfonso of Valladolid”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 28 November 2020 <>
First published online: 2010

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