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Abū Marwān ʿAbd al-Malik ibn Muḥammad ibn Aḥmad al-Bājī
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ʿAbd al-Malik Ibn Ṣāḥib al-Ṣalāt

Date of Birth: Between 1126 and 1136

Place of Birth: Beja

Date of Death: After 1198

Place of Death: Unknown


As his nisba al-Bājī reveals, this Andalusī historian, secretary (kātib) and poet was born in Beja in the Portuguese province of the Algarve. Most of the information about his life comes from his own chronicle, Al-mann bi-l-imāma. From this, it can known that he was at first reluctant to acc…

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Rodríguez-Gómez, María Dolores, “Abū Marwān ʿAbd al-Malik ibn Muḥammad ibn Aḥmad al-Bājī”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 24 October 2019 <>
First published online: 2010

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