Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900

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Christian-Muslim Relations, a Bibliographical History Online is a general history of relations between the two faiths as this is represented in works written by Christians and Muslims about the other and against the other. It covers all parts of the world in the period 1500-1914. Christian-Muslim Relations, a Bibliographical History Online comprises thousands of comprehensive entries on individual works and their authors, together with introductory essays to the periods and areas covered, making it the fullest available source in this field.


Bernardin Frankapan

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Author(s): Moretti, Violeta
Bernardinus Frangipanus, Bernardinus de Frangepanibus, Bernardin Frankapan Modruški, Bernardin Frankapan Ozaljski Date of Birth: 1453 Place of Birth: Croatia Date of Death: Before 5 June 1530 Place of Death: Unknown Biography Bernardin Frankapan, Croatian count ( comes perpetuus) and member of a powerful aristocratic family, was the son of Isotta d’Este, Duchess of Ferrara, and the Croatian viceroy ( ban) Stjepan III Frankapan of Modruš. He was well-known as a soldier, diplomat and patron of culture. In 1486 a survey of Frankapan’s estate at Modruš was …

Bernardo Pérez de Chinchón

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Author(s): Pons Fuster, Francisco
Biography Bernardo Pérez was born in Chinchón at the end of the 15th century. He possibly studied at the University of Alcalá de Henares, obtaining the degree of Master of Theology. A son and grandson of Jewish converts, his paternal grandfather was condemned by the Inquisition as a heretic and he contaminated all his descendants. But Bernardo Pérez was cleared by the Inquisitor General Alonso Manrique, which allowed him to hold certain positions. In 1523/5, for reasons that are not clear, he moved to Gandí…

Besarion Orbelishvili

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Author(s): Chikvaidze, Eka
Date of Birth: Latter part of the 17th century Place of Birth: Kʻartʻli, Georgia Date of Death: 1737 Place of Death: Mcʻxetʻa, Georgia BiographyCatholicos Besarion, an ecclesiastical writer, hymnographer, hagiographer, polemicist and liturgist, belonged to the influential house of Orbelishvili-Baratʻashvili, known for their culture and traditions. From 1680 to 1723, he was a priest at the Gareji Monastery of St John the Baptist and an active figure on the Gareji literary scene. The colophon of a manuscript copied in 1…

 Beschrijvinge vande lantrijs, in Europa en Asia, gedaen door de heer Carel Quina

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Author(s): van den Boogert, Maurits
‘Description of the overland journey, in Europe and Asia, conducted by Mister Carel Quina’ Carel Quina Date: Possibly after 1678 Original Language: Dutch Description In this account, consisting of 153 manuscript pages and 179 pages in the printed edition, Quina describes the entire overland journey from leaving Amsterdam on 27 July 1668 and arriving in Jerusalem on 6 April 1669. The return journey is not described. The most relevant sections begin in Austria, where the author includes a brief account of the second sieg…


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Author(s): Karichashvili, Lia
Besarion Gabashvili Date of Birth: 1750 Place of Birth: Georgia; presumably Tbilisi Date of Death: 24 or 25 January 1791 Place of Death: Iași, Romania BiographyThe poet Besarion Gabashvili, also known as Besiki, is thought to have been born in 1750, the son of Zakʻaria Gabashvili, father confessor of Tʻeimuraz II, king of Kʻartʻli (r. 1732-62), and a well-known writer and church figure of the period. Besarion Gabashvili was brought up and educated with the princes in the royal court. Zakʻaria Gabashvili was engaged in a doctrinal dispute with Catholicos Anton I, who had th…

 Bewys van den waren godsdienst met overige Nederduitsche gedichten

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Author(s): van Liere, Lucien
‘Proof of the true religion with other Low German poems’ Hugo Grotius Date: 1622, 1627 Original Language: Dutch Description Grotius’ Bewys van den waren godsdienst was partly written during his captivity at Loevestein castle. When he was suffering from depression, his close friend Gerardus Vossius (1577-1649) tried to cheer him up by encouraging him to study and write. In December 1619, Grotius wrote to Vossius to say that he was considering working on a booklet against ‘unbelievers and Jews’. A few months later, in March 1620, he had already finished the first three parts of the book. The …
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