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Ibn al-Khaṭīb, Lisān al-Dīn
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Abū ʿAbdallāh Lisān al-Dīn Ibn al-Khaṭīb, distinguished politician and polygraph from Granada (713–76/1313–74 or 75), was a key figure in al-Andalus during the Naṣrid period (629–897/1232–1492). He worked for Muḥammad IV, Yūsuf I, and Muḥammad V, and acted as a bridge between the Naṣrids and the Marīnids in the Maghrib. He was chief secretary, head of the chancellery, influential minister, consummate poet, and masterful man of letters. He led a brillia…

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Vidal-Castro, Francisco, “Ibn al-Khaṭīb, Lisān al-Dīn”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, THREE, Edited by: Kate Fleet, Gudrun Krämer, Denis Matringe, John Nawas, Everett Rowson. Consulted online on 17 April 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_ei3_COM_30946>
First published online: 2017
First print edition: 9789004335745, 2017, 2017-5

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