Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500

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Date: 872 or soon after

Original Language: Arabic


The Taʾrīkh is a universal history with a structure similar to the works of al-Ṭabarī (q.v.), al-Masʿūdī (q.v.) and later historians. It is the earliest such work that is accessible, and it has been claimed as the first work of this kind. It begins with an account of the creation of the world (now lost), then in the first part tra…

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Thomas, David, “ Ta’rīkh”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 24 September 2020 <>
First published online: 2010

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