Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500

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Paul Alvarus (Albar, Alvaro)
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Paul Alvarus

Date of Birth: Unknown, probably early 9th c.

Place of Birth: Unknown, probably Cordova

Date of Death: Unknown

Place of Death: Unknown


What little is known of Alvarus’ life comes entirely from his own writings and those of his friend Eulogius of Cordova (q.v.), with whom he studied under Abbot Speraindeo (q.v.). Those of Alvarus’ writings for which we have firm dates fall between …

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Wolf, Kenneth B., “Paul Alvarus (Albar, Alvaro)”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 29 September 2020 <>
First published online: 2010

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