Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500

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 Kitāb al-quḍāt bi-Qurṭuba
(499 words)

The qadis of Cordova


Date: Before 971

Original Language: Arabic


The book contains 36 biographies of qāḍīs of Cordova, preceded by an account of ten scholars who refused the position when it was offered. The entries are arranged in chronological order, from the beginning of the 8th to the end of the 9th century.

This is al-Khushanī’s most famous work. He wrote it at the request of the heir to the caliphate, al-Ḥakam, using both written a…

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Serrano Ruano, Delfina , “ Kitāb al-quḍāt bi-Qurṭuba”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 23 October 2019 <>
First published online: 2010

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