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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Vardan Arewelc‘i

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Author(s): Thomson, Robert W.
Vardan Mec Date of Birth: Approximately 1200 Place of Birth: Unknown Date of Death: 1271 Place of Death: Probably Xor Virap, the monastery near Artašat where he was buried. Biography Nothing is known of Vardan’s earliest years. He studied under the teacher ( vardapet) Yovhannēs Vanakan together with Kirakos Ganjakec‘i, whose own History gives some information about him. By 1240 he had returned to Cilicia from a pilgrimage to Jerusalem, and in 1243 he carried an encyclical letter from the Armenian Catholicos in Sis to various regions of Greater Ar…