Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500

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 Vita Sancti Isidori
(2,298 words)

Life of St Isidore

Vita Sancti Isidori

Date: Uncertain; late 12th to early 13th century

Original Language: Latin


The Vita Sancti Isidori (BHL 4486) is a complex text which, without the passage on Muḥammad (see below), occupies some 20 pages in the folio edition of Acta sanctorum. Incorporated into the narrative is a complete series of documents: letters of Isidore, more or less authentic, a Lamentum poenitentiae (7th century?), a Visigothic epitaph, and a hymn…

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Henriet, P., “ Vita Sancti Isidori”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 05 June 2020 <>
First published online: 2010

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