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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 Phbios mpinishti mpatriarchēs ethouab ouoh piarchēepiskopos nte tinishti mpolis Rakoti abba Isaak eafhistorin mmof ndje phē ethouab abba Mēna piociōtatos nepiskopos nte tipolis Pshati

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Author(s): Suermann, Harald
The Life of the great and holy patriarch and archbishop of the great city of Rakoti (Alexandria), Abba Isaac, related by saint Abba Mēna, the most reverend archbishop of the city of Pshati, The Life of Abba Isaac Mēna of Nikiou Date: Around 700 Original Language: Coptic Description The text relates the life of Isaac: his childhood and desire for the monastic life; his embrace of that life in Scetis; his service as secretary to the Coptic Patriarch John of Samannūd (680-690); and finally his own election to the patriarchate (in which he served…

 Philoponēma Kōnstantinou basileōs hyiou Leontos peri tōn thematōn tōn anēkontōn tē basileia tōn Rhomaiōn. Pothen eschon tas onomasias kai ti sēmainousin hai toutōn prosēgoriai kai hoti ta men autōn archaizousi ta de nean ektēsanto tēn prosēgorian

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Author(s): Vaiou, Maria
De thematibusThe work of love of the Emperor Constantine son of Leo on the themes which belong to the empire of the Romans. From where do they have their names, what do the appellations of these mean and that some of them are of ancient origin and others have new appellations, On the themes Constantine VII Porphyrogenitus Date: 934-44 or after 952 or after 944 Original Language: Greek Description This treatise was composed by the Emperor Constantine VII Porphyrogenitus or under his auspices. Questions about its dating, authorship (e.g. Pertusi in his edition argu…

 Pittakion tou soultanou tou Kareos pros ton basilea Rhōmaiōn

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Author(s): Kolditz, Sebastian
'Letter of the sultan of Cairo to the emperor of the Romans' Al-Malik al-Ashraf Abū l-Naṣr Barsbāy Date: Between 1422 and 1437 (possibly May 1437) Original Language: Arabic Description The text of this letter has only been preserved in a Greek translation, which might, however, originate from the sultan’s court itself; it is probable that the Melkite patriarchate of Alexandria was involved in its drafting (cf. Korobeinikov, 'Diplomatic correspondence’, pp. 66-67). The letter is sent in the name of a sultan named Apounaser Pourēsp (ll. 12), who has convincingly been identified …

Pius II

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Author(s): Bisaha, Nancy
Aeneas Silvius Piccolomini Date of Birth: 18 October, 1405 Place of Birth: Corsignano (Pienza), Italy Date of Death: 14 August, 1464 Place of Death: Ancona, Italy Biography Aeneas Silvius Piccolomini was a humanist, diplomat and clergyman. Born to exiled Sienese nobles, he was raised in Corsignano (later renamed Pienza) and educated in classical studies and law at the studio in Siena. In 1431, he travelled to Basel, where he would serve for the next 11 years as a secretary to various clergymen attending the Council. In 14…