Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500

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 Al-dhakhīra fī maḥāsin ahl al-Jazīra
(924 words)

Treasure, on the merits of the people of the Peninsula

Ibn Bassām

Date: Between 1100 and 1108-9

Original Language: Arabic


The Dhakhīra is divided into four parts, on litterateurs (udabā') and poets from Cordova, from western al-Andalus, from eastern al-Andalus, and from abroad. Within each part, Ibn Bassām arranges the contents according to litterateurs, secretaries, viziers and poets. Each chapter opens with a eulogy in w…

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Meouak, Mohamed , “ Al-dhakhīra fī maḥāsin ahl al-Jazīra”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 17 January 2020 <>
First published online: 2010

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