Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500

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 Al-iḥāṭa fī akhbār Gharnāṭa
(692 words)

'The all-embracing work, on reports about Granada'

Ibn al-Khaṭīb

Date: 14th century, before 1374

Original Language: Arabic


Al-iḥāṭa fī akhbār Gharnāṭa is an encyclopaedic book about Arab literature in general and Andalusian literature and history in particular. Ibn al-Khaṭīb’s objective was to provide a comprehensive view of everything concerning the city of Granada – by the time he was writing the last surviving …

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Al-Jallad, Nader, “ Al-iḥāṭa fī akhbār Gharnāṭa”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 24 October 2019 <>
First published online: 2010

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