Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500

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 Mafātīḥ al-ʿulūm
(894 words)

Keys of the sciences

Abū ʿAbdallāh al-Khwārazmī

Date: Late 10th century, and after 977

Original Language: Arabic


In this work, which is dedicated to Abū l-Ḥasan al-ʿUtbī, fixing the date of its composition as some time shortly after 977, al-Khwārazmī aims at compiling a concise dictionary of definitions, a reference work, of the technical terms that a secretary of the chancery or financial departments of the bu…

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Bosworth, Edmund, “ Mafātīḥ al-ʿulūm”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 03 April 2020 <>
First published online: 2010

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