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Ibn al-Abbār
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Abū ʿAbd Allāh Muḥammad ibn ʿAbd Allāh ibn Abī Bakr al-Qaḍāʿī al-Balansī

Date of Birth: 1199

Place of Birth: Valencia

Date of Death: 1260

Place of Death: Bougie


Ibn al-Abbār was probably the most famous Andalusian man of letters to come from Valencia during the Middle Ages. He was a poet, historian, critic, linguist, biographer, diplomat, theologian and politician, and also a well-known Arabic cal…

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Al-Jallad, Nader, “Ibn al-Abbār”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 30 October 2020 <>
First published online: 2010

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