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El Abencerraje
(231 words)

El Abencerraje y la hermosa Jarifa

Date of Birth: Unknown

Place of Birth: Unknown

Date of Death: Unknown

Place of Death: Unknown


Nothing is known about the author of this novella. The tale may have originated in a medieval chronicle that has since been lost. There are four extant versions, all of uncertain authorship. The second version, published in 1561, contains a dedication to Jerónimo J…

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Childers, William, “El Abencerraje”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 20 October 2019 <>
First published online: 2015

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