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ʿArīb ibn Saʿīd
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Abū ʿAlī/Abū l-Ḥasan ʿArīb ibn Saʿīd al-Kātib al-Qurṭubī

Date of Birth: Late 9th or early 10th century

Place of Birth: Cordova

Date of Death: 980-81

Place of Death: Cordova


ʿArīb ibn Saʿīd was a physician, chronicler and poet, who held the position of secretary (kātib) and other functions to the caliphs ʿAbd al-Raḥmān III and al-Ḥakam II, and for the chancellor al-Manṣūr ibn Abī ʿĀmir (Almanzor). Very little is known about his life.

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Serrano Ruano, Delfina , “ʿArīb ibn Saʿīd”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 17 October 2019 <>
First published online: 2010

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