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 Kitāb al-muʿjib fī talkhīs akhbār al-Maghrib
(654 words)

‘The book of wonder, on the summary of news of the Maghreb’

ʿAbd al-Wāḥid al-Marrākushī

Date: 15 July 1224

Original Language: Arabic


Kitāb al-muʿjib fī talkhīṣ akhbār al-Maghrib, ʿAbd al-Wāḥid al-Marrākushī’s best-known work, is a personal account of Almohad rule from its foundation to the 13th century. A number of small details point to Egypt as the place of writing, and ʿAbd al-Wāḥid himself says that he completed it on 15 July 1224.

It is a history based on perso…

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Boloix-Gallardo, Bárbara, “ Kitāb al-muʿjib fī talkhīs akhbār al-Maghrib”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 01 June 2020 <>
First published online: 2010

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