Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500

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 Tafṣīl al-zamān wa-maṣāliḥ al-abdān
(631 words)

Division of seasons and benefits of bodies

Rabīʿ ibn Zayd

Date: About 961 or soon after

Original Language: Arabic


Rabīʿ ibn Zayd’s Kitāb tafṣīl al-zamān wa-maṣāliḥ al-abdān (also known as Kitāb al-azmān), which was evidently a liturgical calendar, is extant only as a series of quotations in the Kitāb al-anwāʾ of ʿArīb ibn Saʿīd al-Kātib (d. 980) (q.v.). This work is preserved in an Arabic version written in Hebrew letters, and also in a Latin translation, the Liber anoe.…

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Monferrer Sala, Juan Pedro, “ Tafṣīl al-zamān wa-maṣāliḥ al-abdān”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 13 August 2020 <>
First published online: 2010

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