Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900

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 Riḥlat al-wazīr fī iftikāk al-asīr
(789 words)

‘The journey of the minister to ransom the captive’

Muḥammad ibn ʿAbd al-Wahhāb al-Ghassānī

Date: 1690-1

Original Language: Arabic


The description given here is based on the Arabic text of al-Ghassānī’s account edited by Nūrī al-Jarrāḥ and published in 2002. Al-Ghassānī’s work is important for the insights it provides about the social, religious, and political characteristics of Spain in the 17th century.

The first part of al-Ghassānī's account is a description of the ar…

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Baumi, Doaa, “ Riḥlat al-wazīr fī iftikāk al-asīr”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 18 October 2019 <>

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