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Abū Nūḥ ʿAbd al-Masīḥ ibn al-Ṣalt al-Anbārī
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Abū Nūḥ al-Anbārī

Date of Birth: c. 730

Place of Birth: Probably in or near al-Anbār

Date of Death: Unknown; he was active in the 780s

Place of Death: Unknown, perhaps in or near al-Anbār or Baghdad


As Cabrol has pointed out in her excellent summary of what is known about Abū Nūḥ al-Anbārī (‘Une famille’, pp. 297-302), his biography is closely interwoven with that of his fellow student and friend who later…

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N. Swanson, Mark, “Abū Nūḥ ʿAbd al-Masīḥ ibn al-Ṣalt al-Anbārī”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 06 June 2020 <>
First published online: 2010

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