Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500

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 Taʾrīkh iftitāḥ al-Andalus
(477 words)

The history of the conquest of al-Andalus

Ibn al-Qūṭiyya

Date: After 977

Original Language: Arabic


The Taʾrīkh iftitāḥ al-Andalus deals with the history of al-Andalus from the early days of the conquest up to the reign of the Caliph ʿAbd al-Raḥmān III. It prefaces this with a description of the Iberian Peninsula before the conquest.

This work is thought to be by a disciple of Ibn al-Qūṭiyya, based on notes that contain his views about relations bet…

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Monferrer Sala, Juan Pedro, “ Taʾrīkh iftitāḥ al-Andalus”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 16 October 2019 <>
First published online: 2010

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