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.


 Wallachian diplomatic correspondence

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Author(s): Cristea, Ovidiu
Wallachian diplomatic correspondence- Wallachian diplomatic correspondence Date: 16th century Original Language: Various Description This correspondence, only a minor part of which has survived, consists mainly of letters sent by the rulers of Wallachia to the Kingdom of Hungary, and to the Saxon towns of Kronstadt (Brasov) and Hermannstadt (Sibiu) in southern Transylvania. A few letters were also sent to the kings of Poland, the princes of Transylvania (after 1576) and the Habsburgs. Most of the letters were written in Latin or Slavonic. In addition to this correspondence w…

Wallachian diplomatic correspondence

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Author(s): Cristea, Ovidiu
Biography This comprises the diplomatic correspondence between the rulers of Wallachia and rulers of neighbouring regions in the 16th century. Only a minor part of the correspondence has survived, and little is known about individual authors.  Primary Sources of Information Secondary Sources of Information Works on Christian-Muslim Relations Wallachian diplomatic correspondence Ovidiu Cristea

Walter Peyton

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Author(s): Frederiks, Martha
Walter Peyton; Payton; Peiton Date of Birth: Second half of the 16th century Place of Birth: Sutton Coldfield Date of Death: Between September 1639 and 15 June 1641 Place of Death: Probably Sutton Coldfield BiographyWalter Peyton was a 17th-century British sea captain. He appears to have been the only (surviving) child of Maria Pickerton and Henricus Peyton (also spelled Peiton), a member of the Peiton family of Peiton Hall, Sutton Coldfield, and a merchant by profession. Only scant details about Walter himself are known. He was mar…

Wang Daiyu

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Author(s): Ho, Wai Yip
BiographyWang Daiyu claimed to be the descendent of an Arab astronomer who had travelled to China with his family in the 14th century and settled at Nanjing. In recognition of his expertise in astronomy, this ancestor had been appointed to the Directorate of Astronomy. Wang himself was educated in a traditional mosque and mastered Persian and Arabic. Unlike other Muslim students who only learned about Islam and were not educated in the Chinese tradition, Wang later studied Chinese and the Chinese classics, and by the age of 30 had also studied Buddhist and Daoist philosophy.At the time i…


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Author(s): Vidal-Castro, Francisco
Abū l-ʿAbbās Aḥmad ibn Yaḥyā ibn Muḥammad ibn ʿAbd al-Wāḥid ibn ʿAlī al-Wansharīsī Date of Birth: 1430-1 Place of Birth: Ouarsenis (Wansharīs, Algeria) Date of Death: 1508 Place of Death: Fez Biography Al-Wansharīsī was a Mālikī jurist in Tlemcen and Fez, and was considered the leading Mālikī authority of the late 15th century. He was born in the mountain massif of Wansharīs (Ouarsenis or Guanseris in north-western Algeria) and grew up and studied in Tlemcen, where his teachers included the most outstanding intellectuals of the city. Halfway thr…

Washington Irving

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Author(s): Grafton, David D.
Date of Birth: 3 April 1783 Place of Birth: Manhattan, New York Date of Death: 28 November 1859 Place of Death: Sunnyside, New York BiographyWashington Irving was one of the most popular American authors through the first half of the 19th century. He was born in 1783, as the youngest of the 11 children of William and Sarah Irving, a well-known and well-connected family in New York City. William had been a patriot in the American War of Independence and was a deacon in his church. William Jr, Washington's elder brother, was a local Man…