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Ibn Abī Zarʿ
(562 words)

Abū l-Ḥasan ʿAlī ibn ʿAbdallāh ibn Abī Zarʿ al-Fāsī

Date of Birth: Mid-13th century

Place of Birth: Unknown; probably Fez

Date of Death: After 1326

Place of Death: Unknown


A remarkable fact about this author is the lack of information about him, when it is considered that his chronicle Al-anīs al-muṭrib bi-rawḍ al-qirṭās had great influence in his time. Biographical dictionaries provide only fragmentary details about him…

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Rodríguez-Gómez, María Dolores, “Ibn Abī Zarʿ”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 14 August 2020 <>
First published online: 2010

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