Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500

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Abū Naṣr al-Muṭahhar ibn Ṭāhir (or al-Muṭahhar) al-Maqdisī

Date of Birth: Unknown; late 9th or early 10th century

Place of Birth: Unknown; possibly Jerusalem

Date of Death: Unknown; after 966

Place of Death: Unknown; possibly Bust in Sijistān


Nothing is known about al-Maqdisī (or al-Muqaddasī), apart from what is mentioned in his only surviving work, the Kitāb al-badʾ wa-l-taʾrīkh, which he wrote in about 355 AH (966; ed. Huar…

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Thomas, David, “Al-Maqdisī”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 17 October 2019 <>
First published online: 2010

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