Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500

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 Kitāb al-diyārāt
(941 words)


The book of monasteries, The monasteries


Date: Unknown, but probably after 975

Original Language: Arabic


The Diyārāt as published by Kūrkīs ʿAwwād runs to 313 pages of printed text (with footnotes), reproducing the Berlin unicum. The beginning of the manuscript is lost; thus the preface explaining the author’s reasons and aim in writing the book is lacking. The date of writing is unknown,…

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Kilpatrick, Hilary, “ Kitāb al-diyārāt”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 03 August 2020 <>
First published online: 2010

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