Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500

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 Tafsīr al-Ruʾyā
(456 words)

Commentary on the Apocalypse

Ibn Kātib Qayṣar

Date: 1266-67

Original Language: Arabic


Ibn Kātib Qayṣar’s Commentary on the Apocalypse is a book-length work of considerable erudition. As Davis (‘Introducing an Arabic commentary’, p. 83) points out, the author is interested in the etymology of words; is fond of systematic classification; pays attention to historical context; and regularly cites earlier commentator…

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N. Swanson, Mark, “ Tafsīr al-Ruʾyā”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 08 August 2020 <>
First published online: 2010

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