History of the Islamic Almoravid and Almohad dynasties in Spain and north Africa

Abu-Mohammed Assaleh el Abdel-Halim / José de Santo Antonio Moura (transl.). Historia dos soberanos mohametanos das primeiras quatro dynastias [...] annotada por Fr. Jozé de Santo Antonio Moura.

Lisbon, Academia real, 1828.

4to. (4), 454, (4) pp. Contemporary motted sheepskin, gold-tooled spine, marbled endpapers.

 1,250.00

First edition of the Portuguese translation of an Arabic historical work written by Abu-Mohammed Assaleh el Abdel-Halim. The work deals with the Almoravid and Almohad dynasties who ruled the southern part of Spain and the north-western part of Africa from the 11th up to the 13th century. Abu-Mohammed Assaleh mainly focusses on Morocco, Fes and Mauritania. Little is known about the author except that he lived in Granada, Spain, in the year 726 (1325/1326). The text was translated by the Franciscan Antonio Moura (1770-1840), probably from the original manuscript, and is perhaps the only translation of the original Arabic text, since no other translations could be found.

Browned throughout, with a few marginal waterstains and some occiasional small spots. Binding worn along the extremities. A good copy.

Innocencio IV, 241.

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