Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500

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Abū Jaʿfar Muḥammad ibn Jarīr ibn Yazīd al-Ṭabarī

Date of Birth: Uncertain; probably 839

Place of Birth: Āmul, Ṭabaristān

Date of Death: 17 February 923

Place of Death: Baghdad


Al-Ṭabarī’s unusual intellectual abilities were evident from a young age. As early as his mid-teens he began his travels in search of learning, and visited scholars in Rayy, Basra and Kūfa as well as further afield in Syria,…

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Thomas, David, “Al-Ṭabarī”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 13 August 2020 <>
First published online: 2010

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