Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500

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Marqus ibn al-Qunbar
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Abū l-Fakhr Marqus ibn al-shaykh Abū l-Barakāt Mawhūb, al-maʿrūf bi-Ibn al-Qunbar; Marqus al-Ḍarīr (Mark the Blind)

Date of Birth: Unknown; perhaps 1130-40

Place of Birth: Perhaps Sunbāṭ near Zifta, Gharbiyya, in the Nile Delta

Date of Death: 18 February 1208

Place of Death: Dayr al-Quṣayr, south of Old Cairo


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N. Swanson, Mark, “Marqus ibn al-Qunbar”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 18 October 2019 <>
First published online: 2010

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