Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500

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 Al-matīn, part of al-Ta'rīkh al-kabīr
(242 words)

The strong, part of The great history

Ibn Ḥayyān

Date: Mid-11th century; before 1076

Original Language: Arabic


This work survives only in quotations from other authors, such as Ibn Bassām, who used it extensively, Ibn al-Abbār and Ibn Sa῾īd. The work was mainly compiled from oral sources that reflect the rich experience of the author, and show he witnessed the events he records. It told the histories of the taifa kingdoms and was not unlike the Kitāb al-muqtabis in stru…

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Meouak, Mohamed , “ Al-matīn, part of al-Ta'rīkh al-kabīr”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 06 July 2020 <>
First published online: 2010

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