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 Kitāb Hurūshiyūsh
(272 words)

The book of Orosius

Ibn Albar al-Qūṭī

Date: Before 950

Original Language: Arabic


A comparison of the Arabic Kitāb Hurūshiyūsh with Orosius’ Historiae adversus paganos, a universal history from the creation up to the 5th century, shows that the Arabic version was not a mere translation, but a revision of the Latin text. It was made by the Christian Ḥafṣ ibn Albar al-Qūṭī and the Muslim Qāsim ibn Aṣbagh (d. 951).


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Monferrer Sala, Juan Pedro, “ Kitāb Hurūshiyūsh”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 28 November 2020 <>
First published online: 2010

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