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Ibn Jubayr
(274 words)

Abū l-Ḥusayn Muḥammad ibn Aḥmad ibn Jubayr

Date of Birth: 1145

Place of Birth: Valencia

Date of Death: 29 November 1217

Place of Death: Alexandria


Ibn Jubayr was born in Valencia to a father who was a civil servant in the town, and into a family that had come to al-Andalus in 740, only a few years after the Islamic conquest. He gained an education in religious studies and adab, before himself becoming a civil servant in the court of Gran…

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Mallett, Alex, “Ibn Jubayr”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 05 July 2020 <>
First published online: 2010

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