Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500

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 Tālī Kitāb wafayāt al-aʿyān
(502 words)

'The continuation of "Obituaries of prominent people"'

Ibn al-Ṣuqāʿī

Date: 1325-26

Original Language: Arabic


Ibn al-Ṣuqāʿī’s Tālī is a work very familiar in form to students of medieval Arabic literature: the biographical dictionary. One of the monuments of this genre is the Kitāb wafayāt al-aʿyān (‘Obituaries of prominent people’) of Ibn Khallikān (d. 1282); Ibn al-Suqāʿī made a condensed version of this work (now lost) and added his Tālī or ‘Continuation’. This T…

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N. Swanson, Mark, “ Tālī Kitāb wafayāt al-aʿyān”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 23 September 2020 <>
First published online: 2010

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