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Ibn Jubayr
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Abū l-Ḥusayn Muḥammad b. Aḥmad Ibn Jubayr al-Kinānī, was born in Játiva (Arab., Shāṭiba), in Valencia, in 540/1145 (or perhaps the previous year), and died in Alexandria in 614/1217. Famous for his poems and, above all, for his travelogue (riḥla), he is representative of those Andalusian scholars of his era who were deeply rooted in their Arab identity but rallied whole-heartedly to the Berber Almohad cause.

Ibn Jubayr belonged to an Arab family of the tribe of Kināna, whose ancestor, ʿAbd al-Salām Ibn Jubayr al-Kinānī, must have settled in al-Andalus with the…

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Dejugnat, Yann, “Ibn Jubayr”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, THREE, Edited by: Kate Fleet, Gudrun Krämer, Denis Matringe, John Nawas, Everett Rowson. Consulted online on 24 August 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_ei3_COM_30845>
First published online: 2017
First print edition: 9789004335721, 2017, 2017-3

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