Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500

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Taqī l-Dīn Abū l-ʿAbbās Aḥmad ibn ʿAlī ibn ʿAbd al-Qādir al-Maqrīzī

Date of Birth: Approximately 1364-65

Place of Birth: Cairo

Date of Death: January-February 1442

Place of Death: Cairo


Al-Maqrīzī was born in Cairo in 1364-65 to a family of Syrian origin on his father’s side. The family can only recently have moved, as it was his father who decided to leave his native city of Damascus for Cairo. Th…

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Bauden, Frédéric, “Al-Maqrīzī”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 25 January 2020 <>
First published online: 2010

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