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 Kitāb al-rawḍa
(866 words)

The garden

ʿAbdallāh ibn al-Faḍl al-Anṭākī

Date: Translated from Greek into Arabic after 1043

Original Language: Greek


This is an anonymous Greek work, translated into Arabic and commented upon by ʿAbdallāh ibn al-Faḍl.

In the majority of studies devoted to Ibn al-Faḍl, The garden is treated as if it were Ibn al-Faḍl’s independent work. Only one author, Michel van Esbroeck, has recognized that it is an integral Arabic translation of the Byzantine florilegiumLoci co…

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Treiger, Alexander, “ Kitāb al-rawḍa”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 14 December 2019 <>
First published online: 2010

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