'Abd al-Malik bin Qasim Ibn al-Kardabus al-Tawzari was a historian from Tunis. He died around 1179 AD (or mid-twelfth to early 13th century according to other sources). See Brockelmann, GAL, I, 345; S. I, 587. Brockelmann lists a copy in Tlemsen and Al-Zerekly lists a copy in Al-Ahmadiya Library in Tunis (4812 and 4813, Al-A'lam, Biographical Dictionary, Beirut, 2007, vol. 4, p.161). Additionally to the present work listed in al-Zerekly, he appears to have written a history of Andalus but very little of his life is known (E. Michael Gerli, Medieval Iberia: An Encyclopedia, 2013, p.415).