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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Urban II

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Author(s): Mastnak, Tomaž
Pope Urban II (Odo of Châtillon-sur-Marne) Date of Birth: About 1035 Place of Birth: Châtillon-sur-Marne, France Date of Death: 29 or 30 July 1099 Place of Death: Rome Biography Urban, whose name was Odo (Eudes), was born into a noble family in Châtillon-sur-Marne around 1035. He studied with St Bruno, the founder of the Carthusians, at Reims, where he was made canon and archdeacon. Around 1070, he entered Cluny, where he was first a monk and later became prior. Pope Gregory VII summoned him to Rome, made him cardinal bisho…

Usāma ibn Munqidh

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Author(s): Mallett, Alex
Usāma ibn Murshid ibn ‘Alī Date of Birth: 1095 Place of Birth: Shayzar Date of Death: 16 November 1188 Place of Death: Damascus Biography Usāma is the best known of the Banū Munqidh clan of Shayzar. He lived in the town from his birth until 1131, when he joined the ruler Zangī at Aleppo and, due to a family dispute over the succession, returned only once, the occasion of his father’s death and also the siege of the town by the Byzantine Emperor John Comnenus in 1138. After leaving Shayzar for the last time, he eschewed…