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.


K‘aikhosro Ch‘oloqashvili

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Author(s): Ghaghanidze, Merab
Date of Birth: Around 1550 Place of Birth: Unknown Date of Death: 1613 Place of Death: Kakheti (Eastern Georgia) Biography Biographical information about K‘aikhosro Ch‘oloqashvili is extremely sparse: we know nothing about the date or place of his birth. Presumably he was born in the mid-16th century and lived in the kingdom of Kakheti, the eastern part of present-day Georgia. He was a member of the famous Georgian aristocratic family of Prince Ch‘oloqashvili. His father, Oman, was a distinguished army commander in Kakheti, known for his participation in battles against the Persians. K‘aikhosro’s parents and other rela…

Kajetan Chrzanowski

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Author(s): Maśko, Adrianna
Date of Birth: About 1748 Place of Birth: Unknown…

 Kantymir Basza porażony

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Author(s): Baron, Maciej
Kantymir Basza porażony‘Kantymir Basha blasted’,      Fabian Birkowski Date: 1624    Original Language: Polish Description Kantymir Basza porażony (in full, Kantymir Basza porażony albo o zwycięstwie z Tatar, przez Jego M. Pana / P. Stanislawa Koniecpolskiego, hetmana polnego koronnego w roku 1624, dnia 20 miesiąca czerwca / w oktawie św. Antoniego z Padwi / między Haliczem a Bolszowcem otrzymanym, kazanie przez W.O.X. Fabiana Birkowskiego, Zakonu Kaznodziejskiego S. Dominika, napisane, ‘Kantymir Basha blasted, or about the victory over the Tatars by his lordsh…

Kanzō Uchimura

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Author(s): Morris, James Harry
Date of Birth: 26 March 1861 Place of Birth: Koshikawa, Edo (Tokyo) Date of Death: 28 March 1930 Place of Death: Kashiwagi, Yodobashi-chō, Tokyo BiographyKanzō Uchimura was born on 26 March 1861 in Edo, to a Samurai family. In 1877, he entered Sapporo Agricultural College ( Sapporo nōgakkō), a school established by the missionary William S. Clark (1826-86). In 1877, he signed the ‘Covenant of believers in Jesus’ (a document that Christian converts at the school were required to sign). The following year, he received a Methodist baptism. In 1…

Karapet Bałis̆ec‘i

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Author(s): Cowe, Peter
Biography Relatively little research has been expended on this poet and his output, and the task ahead is complicated by problems of ascription of works and references mainly in manuscript colophons that probably belong to a number of homonymous figures who are accorded the epithet Bałisec‘i, associating them with the city of Bitlis and its environs. In addition to his being born in this region, we know that Karapet Bałis̆ec‘i’s father was named Step‘anos and his mother Alamšah, and that he had a…

 Al-kashf wa-l-bayān ʿan asrār al-adyān fī Kitāb al-insān al-kāmil wa-kāmil al-insān

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Author(s): Demiri, Lejla
‘Uncovering and explaining the secrets of religions in the Book of the perfect human being and the perfection of the human being’ ʿAbd al-Ghanī ibn Ismāʿīl ibn ʿAbd al-Ghanī ibn Ismāʿīl l-Nābulusī Date: 1708 Original Language: Arabic DescriptionThis treatise on religious plurality is written in the form of a commentary on the controversial section of ʿAbd al-Karīm al-Jīlī’s (d. 1408 or 1428)  Al-insān al-kāmil (‘The perfect human being’). In his chapter ‘on the secrets of other religions and acts of worship’, al-Jīlī reflected on how all people ultimately w…


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Author(s): Podolak, Barbara
‘Catechism’ Michał Ignacy Wieczorkowski Date: 1727 Original Language: Ottoman Turkish DescriptionThe first version of the Katechizm published in 1721 in Poznań, has not survived. All that is known is its title,  Katechizm z okazyi Tatarzyna Budziackiego nic po polsku tylko po turecku nieumiejącego wydany, and that it comprised 51 pages (Estreicher, Bibliografia polska, p. 442). We cannot be sure whether the suggestion is correct that this first edition was, in fact, the text of Breve compendium in Latin and Polish (Wyczawski, Słownik polskich teologów, p. 419; Słowiński, Katechizm…

Kâtip Çelebi

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Author(s): Hagen, Gottfried
Muṣṭafā ibn ʿAbdullāh, known as Kâtip Çelebi or Ḥājjī Khalīfa Date of Birth: 1609 Place of Birth: Istanbul Date of Death: 1657 Place of Death: Istanbul Biography Kâtip Çelebi, arguably the most important Ottoman thinker of the 17th century, was the son of a military officer and bureaucrat in the imperial chancery in Istanbul, and was himself apprenticed in the fiscal administration. Despite his achievements as an author and public intellectual, he never rose above the middle rank, as is reflected in his nicknames kâtip, meaning scribe, and  halîfe, meaning assistant clerk. As a yo…

 Kayfa futiḥat al-madīna l-mutamallika

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Author(s): Slim, Souad
‘How the imperial city was conquered’ ʿAbbūd ibn Ilyās ibn ʿAbduh Ṣaydaḥ Date: 1731 Original Language: Arabic DescriptionThis description of the fall of Constantinople, which was written in 1731 in Aleppo (its full title is  Kayfa futiḥat al-madīna l-mutamallika ayy al-Qusṭanṭīniyya min qibal al-Sulṭān Muḥammad ibn ʿUthmān wa-kayfa al-sabī ḥattā ukhidhat min yad al-Rūm al-mutamallikīn ayy al-bizānṭiyyīn lahā wa-kayfa jarā lahum, ‘How the imperial city, i.e. Constantinople, was conquered by Sulṭān Muḥammad ibn ʿUthmān and how the capture proceeded until i…

 Kazanskaia istoriia

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Author(s): Soldat, Cornelia
Kazanskaia istoriiaIstoriia o Kazanskom carstve; , Istoriia o Kazanskom tsarstve‘Kazan chronicle’'History of the Empire of Kazan' Kazan chronicle Date: 1564-5 Original Language: Old Russian Description The  Kazan chronicle is written in Old Russian with parts in vernacular Russian and Church Slavonic. It comes from the time before the formation of a unified Russian literary language, which makes it of interest to linguists. The longest manuscript of the chronicle consists of 153 pages and is dated to the 1660s. In G.Z. Kuntsevich’s edition, it is 496 pages long. At the beginning …