Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500

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Ibn Bassām
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Abū l-Ḥasan ʿAlī ibn Bassām al-Shantarīnī

Date of Birth: Second half of the 11th century

Place of Birth: Santarem, Portugal

Date of Death: 1147

Place of Death: Possibly Santarem


Ibn Bassām was born in the town of Santarem in the second half of the 11th century. We have very little information about his youth, except that he travelled to Lisbon in 1084-85. After the conquest of Santarem by Alfonso VI of Castile in…

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Meouak, Mohamed , “Ibn Bassām”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 05 June 2020 <>
First published online: 2010

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