Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500

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 Al-takmila li-Kitāb al-Ṣila
(629 words)

‘The completion of the Continuation’

Ibn al-Abbār

Date: 1253

Original Language: Arabic


Al-takmila li-Kitāb al-Ṣila is considered one of the most valuable sources of information about al-Andalus, especially during the first century of Islamic rule. It provides biographies of at least 34 scholars not found in any other source.

The book was written following the Andalusian tradition of biographical works. It is a continuation of Ibn Bashkuwāl’s Kitāb al-Ṣila (q.v.…

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Al-Jallad, Nader, “ Al-takmila li-Kitāb al-Ṣila”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 29 September 2020 <>
First published online: 2010

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