Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500

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Abu l-ʿAbbās Aḥmad ibn Abī Yaʿqūb ibn Jaʿfar ibn Wahb ibn Wāḍiḥ, al-Yaʿqūbī

Date of Birth: Unknown; early or mid-9th century

Place of Birth: Baghdad

Date of Death: Egypt

Place of Death: 905 or later


Born in Baghdad, al-Yaʿqūbī worked for most of his life in Khurāsān and then Egypt, though, according to details he gives in his own works, he travelled widely throughout the Islamic world and maybe beyond.

From a young age, al-Yaʿqūbī held a …

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Thomas, David, “Al-Yaʿqūbī”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 30 October 2020 <>
First published online: 2010

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