Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500

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General Editor: David Thomas, Alex Mallett
Associate Editors: Juan Pedro Monferrer-Sala, Johannes Pahlitzsch, Barbara Roggema, Mark Swanson, Herman Teule and John Tolan
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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Quryāqus al-Rāhib

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Author(s): G.B. Teule, Herman
Quryāqus (ibn Zakariyyā al-Ḥarrānī) al-Rāhib Date of Birth: Possibly early 10th century Place of Birth: Unknown; perhaps Ḥarrān Date of Death: Possibly later 10th century Place of Death: Unknown Biography Quryāqus was an East Syrian monk, possibly identical with the East Syrian theologian Quryāqus ibn Zakariyya, from Ḥarrān, who composed a refutation of some of the anti-Nestorian arguments formulated by Yaḥyā ibn ʿAdī (d. 974) (q.v.) in his letter to Abū l-Ḥasan al-Qāsim ibn Ḥabīb, to which Yaḥyā developed an elaborate counter-argument.   Primary Sources of Information E. Platti, Ya…

Qusṭā ibn Lūqā

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Author(s): N. Swanson, Mark
Qusṭā ibn Lūqā al-Baʿlabakkī, Costa ben Luca Date of Birth: Possibly around 830-40 Place of Birth: Baʿalbek Date of Death: Possibly around 920 Place of Death: Armenia Biography Qusṭā ibn Lūqā, the Melkite Christian physician, translator, and scholar, was one of the most significant participants in the 9th-century, Baghdad-centered movement to translate and develop Greek philosophy and science. Ibn al-Nadīm speaks of him in glowing terms, suggesting that by rights he should have preceded the renowned Ḥunayn ibn Isḥāq (q.v.) in his list of translators ( Fihrist, ed. Flügel, p. 295)…


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Author(s): Monferrer Sala, Juan Pedro
Qissīs min al-Qūṭ Date of Birth: 12th century Place of Birth: Unknown; possibly Toledo Date of Death: 12th century Place of Death: Unknown Biography We have no information about this Christian author, except for a few details in the work associated with him. These indicate that he was from Toledo and a priest, and with the epithet al-Qūṭī he must have been of Visigothic descent. Primary Sources of Information Maqāmiʿ al-ṣulbān, ed. ʿA.-M. al-Sharfī, Tunis, 1975, pp. 30-39 Secondary Sources of Information T.E. Burman, Religious polemic and the intellectual history of the Mozarab…