Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500

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 Kitāb al-diyārāt
(663 words)


Abū l-Faraj al-Iṣbahānī

Date: Before 973-74

Original Language: Arabic


Abū l-Faraj’s Kitāb al-diyārāt has not survived. The Kitāb al-diyārāt li-Abī l-Faraj al-Iṣbahānī (‘Abū l-Faraj al-Iṣbahānī’s Monasteries’) edited by Jalīl al-ʿAṭiyya (London, 1991) is in fact a compilation of passages that mention monasteries drawn from writings by Abū l-Faraj and other Muslim authors of belles-lettres and geographers …

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Kilpatrick, Hilary, “ Kitāb al-diyārāt”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 15 October 2019 <>
First published online: 2010

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