Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500

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 Al-khabar ʿan al-bashar
(1,202 words)

‘The history of humankind’


Date: Started shortly after 1433, completed in 1442

Original Language: Arabic


Al-khabar ʿan al-bashar is the last major work al-Maqrīzī compiled. He devoted the last years of his life to it after he had completed another major work, his biography of the Prophet (Imtāʿ al-asmāʿ). Conceived as an introduction (madkhal) to this latter work, Al-khabar consists of a history of mankind. It starts with the creation of the…

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Bauden, Frédéric, “ Al-khabar ʿan al-bashar”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 19 October 2019 <>
First published online: 2010

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