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Ibn Quzmān
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Abū Bakr Muḥammad ibn ῾Īsā ibn ῾Abd al-Malik ibn ῾Īsā ibn Quzmān al-Zuhrī al-Zajjāl al-Aṣghar

Date of Birth: Before 1086

Place of Birth: Cordova

Date of Death: 2 October 1160

Place of Death: Cordova


Ibn Quzmān was born in Cordova into a well-known family, whose name Quzmān (= Guzmán) suggests non-Muslim, maybe Gothic, origins. From the little that is known about him, mainly through hints in his poems, h…

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Ferrando, Ignacio , “Ibn Quzmān”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 24 October 2019 <>
First published online: 2010

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