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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Odoric of Pordenone

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Author(s): Guéret-Laferté, Michèle
Odorico da Pordenone, Odoricus de Foro Iulii, Odoricus de Portu Naonis, Odorico de Porto Naone de Friuli Date of Birth: Between 1275 and 1280 Place of Birth: Pordenone, Italy Date of Death: 1331 Place of Death: Udine Biography Most of what we know for sure about Odoric’s life comes from his own account of his travels in Asia. According to John of Viktring, his father was a mercenary in the garrison established in Pordenone by Ottokar II, King of Bohemia ( Liber, p. 113). He reportedly entered the Franciscan order at a very young age, and lived a life of asceticism in the for…

 Oghbk’ vasn ch’areats’ Ashkharhis Hayots’ ew Vkayabanut’iwn srboyn Vahanay Goght’nats’woy

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Author(s): Thomson, Robert W.
Lament on the evils that befell the land of the Armenians and the martyrdom of holy Vardan from Goght’nThe Martyrdom of Vahan Author uncertain, probably Abraham, also known as Artavazd Date: 744 Original Language: Armenian Description Vahan, son of Khosrov the lord of Goght’n, was taken as a child to Damascus with other Armenian prisoners in the reign of al-Walīd I and raised as a Muslim. The prisoners were released by ʿUmar II, and Vahan returned to the province of Goght’n as its lord, later withdrawing to the desert as a hermit.…