Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500

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 Kitāb al-tawārīkh
(962 words)


Ibn al-Rāhib

Date: 1257

Original Language: Arabic


The Kitāb al-tawārīkh is a collection of two separate parts plus an appendix, joined together without any formal transition and subdivided into 51 chapters of unequal length and varying internal composition. In the 15th century it was translated into Ethiopic by the prelate Enbaqom, originally a Muslim from the Yemen with a Jewish mother, making a great impact on Ethiopian literature (Sidarus, Ibn al-R…

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Sidarus, Adel, “ Kitāb al-tawārīkh”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 22 October 2019 <>
First published online: 2010

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