Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500

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 Al-ilmām bi-akhbār man bi-arḍ al-Ḥubsh min mulūk al-Islām
(556 words)

‘The knowledge of the history of the Muslim kings in Abyssinia’


Date: April-May 1438

Original Language: Arabic


This is one of the small treatises composed by al-Maqrīzī at the very end of his life. In the introduction, he specifies that it is based on oral testimonies he received while in Mecca in the year 839 AH (1436). He states that his informants were Muslims living in Abyssinia who had come to Me…

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Bauden, Frédéric, “ Al-ilmām bi-akhbār man bi-arḍ al-Ḥubsh min mulūk al-Islām”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 19 October 2019 <>
First published online: 2010

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