Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500

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 Al-jawhara l-nafīsa fī ʿulūm al-kanīsa
(1,439 words)

Al-jawhara l-nafīsa

The precious jewel, on the ecclesiastical sciences, The precious jewel

Ibn Sabbāʿ

Date: Possibly 1340

Original Language: Arabic


Al-jawhara l-nafīsa is usually described as a theological-liturgical ‘encyclopedia’ because of the range of topics covered in its (originally) 113 chapters, which occupy 386 pages (along with the critical apparatus) in Mistrīḥ’s edition. The work opens with statements a…

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N. Swanson, Mark, “ Al-jawhara l-nafīsa fī ʿulūm al-kanīsa”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 03 April 2020 <>
First published online: 2010

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