Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500

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Abū l-Ḥasan ʿAlī ibn al-Ḥusayn al-Masʿūdī

Date of Birth: Unknown; probably before 893

Place of Birth: Baghdad

Date of Death: September 956

Place of Death: Cairo


Despite the continuing popularity of his Murūj al-dhahab, little is known about al-Masʿūdī’s life apart from the information found in his own surviving works, Murūj al-dhahab itself and the later Tanbīh wa-ishrāf. He was born in Baghdad, sometime just before about 893…

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Thomas, David, “Al-Masʿūdī”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 23 January 2020 <>
First published online: 2010

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