The Kitāb al-i‘tibār is an autobiographical work, dictated by Usāma when he was almost 90, and its contents reveal to the reader aspects of medieval Islamic society rarely seen in other writings. There are other autobiographies, but they do not have the same richness or appeal of material as Usāma’s work. Through a number of anecdotes, t…
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“ Kitāb al-i‘tibār”, in:
Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas.
Consulted online on 24 January 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-8054_cmri_COM_23934>