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Abū l-ʿAbbās ʿĪsā ibn Zayd ibn Abī Malik
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Abū l-ʿAbbās ʿĪsā ibn Zayd

Date of Birth: Unknown, early/mid-9th c.?

Place of Birth: Unknown (probably Iraq)

Date of Death: Unknown, end of 9th c.?

Place of Death: Unknown (probably Iraq, perhaps in or near al-Anbār or Baghdad)


Very little is known about this East-Syrian author. The monk Ḥanūn ibn Yūḥannā ibn al-Ṣalt, who outlived him, praised his piety, intellect and generosity, recounted a conversation th…

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N. Swanson, Mark, “Abū l-ʿAbbās ʿĪsā ibn Zayd ibn Abī Malik”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 28 November 2020 <>
First published online: 2010

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