Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500

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 Mukhtaṣar Ta’rīkh al-Ṭabarī
(1,087 words)

Abridgement of the ‘History’ of al-Ṭabarī

ʿArīb ibn Saʿīd

Date: Between about 967 and 976

Original Language: Arabic


The Mukhtaṣar includes historical data on al-Andalus, North Africa and the Islamic east. It was presumably written at the request of the Caliph al-Ḥakam II, who was known for his love of books, as a supplement to the information on al-Andalus and North Africa in al-Ṭabarī’s Ta’rīkh. Apart from al-Ṭabarī, ʿArīb ibn Saʿīd also relied on the work…

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Serrano Ruano, Delfina , “ Mukhtaṣar Ta’rīkh al-Ṭabarī”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 20 January 2020 <>
First published online: 2010

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