Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500

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 Maktbānutā d-zabnē
(536 words)

Kitāb al-azmina


Elias of Nisibis

Date: 1019

Original Language: Arabic


Elias’ Chronography consists of the chronicle itself followed by chronological tables and a treatise on computation. It is bilingual, the right-hand or first column in Syriac, the left-hand in Arabic. Both columns give brief descriptions of historical events in chronological order.

Elias is one of the few Christian historiographers to mention his sources. Among th…

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G.B. Teule, Herman, “ Maktbānutā d-zabnē”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 07 July 2020 <>
First published online: 2010

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