Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500

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Christian-Muslim Relations, a Bibliographical History Online is a general online history of relations between the faiths. It covers the period from 600 to 1500, when encounters took place through the extended Mediterranean basin and are recorded in Syriac, Arabic, Greek, Latin and other languages. Christian Muslim Relations Online comprises introductory essays on the treatment of Christians in the Qur’an, Qur’an commentaries, biographies of the Prophet, Hadith and Sunni law, and of Muslims in canon law, and the main body of more than two hundred detailed entries on all the works recorded, whether surviving or lost.

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Author(s): Gabidzashvili, Enrico
Account of the polemics, and judgment about the belief of Christians and Saracens Arsen of Ikalto Date: Unknown, probably between 1115 and 1120 Original Language: Georgian Description The last section of Arsen of Ikalto’s Dogmaticon is directed against Islam. It recounts debates held in Tbilisi in Arabic between a Georgian monk and the followers of a local Muslim leader. The story unfolds as follows: Iamam (who is unknown elsewhere), the ‘king’ of the Muslims, comes to Tbilisi and gathers around him Christians and Muslims, among whom is a Georgian monk …