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.


 Al-Yahūdiyya wa-l-Naṣrāniyya wa-l-Islām

(149 words)

Author(s): Walbiner, Carsten
‘Judaism, Christianity and Islam’ Būlus Yūyāqīm Date: 1778 Original Language: Arabic DescriptionAccording to Paul Sbath, the original copy, now considered lost, was written in 1778 and was found in the possession of the heirs of the Greek Catholic merchant Rizqallāh Bāsīl in Aleppo. It contained a ‘demonstration of Christianity and refutation of Judaism and Islam’. SignificanceThe joint treatment of Judaism and Islam is not unknown in Christian polemical and apologetic writings, but is fairly rare in early modern times, when the focus tended to be on Islam. PublicationsMS Aleppo, …

Yakob Karnec‘i

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Author(s): Chesworth, John
Yakob Karnetsi, Hakob Karnetsi, Jacob d’Erzeroum Date of Birth: 1618 Place of Birth: Karin, Erzerum Date of Death: Unknown; after 1672 Place of Death: Unknown Biography Yakob Karnec‘i was born in Karin, Erzerum, and is believed to have spent most of his life in his native city. He was a priest and the son of a priest. He was also a historian who wrote a topography of ‘Upper’ Armenia ( Tełagir Verin Hayots), concerning the province of Erzerum. His other works include a chronology covering the period 1482-1672; Kevork Bardakjian regards ‘the years 1627-72 [as] authent…

Yakob T‘ok‘at‘ec‘i

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Author(s): Cowe, Peter
Date of Birth: 1573 Place of Birth: Eudocia (T‘ok‘at‘; present-day Turkey) Date of Death: After 1678 Place of Death: Probably Zamość (present-day Poland) Biography Yakob T‘ok‘at‘ec‘i was born into the priestly family of Bat‘ukenc‘ in T‘ok‘at‘. He informs readers that his great-grandfather was named Astuacatur, while his father’s name was Alt‘un and his mother’s Anna. After marrying Eałud, he was ordained priest and became father to four sons and three daughters. He studied with the  vardapet Yakob Ayvat‘enc‘, with whom he maintained a lively correspondence after c…

Yang Guangxian

(254 words)

Author(s): Morris, James Harry
Yang Kuang-hsien, Yangquangsenius Date of Birth: 1597 Place of Birth: Anhui Date of Death: 1669 Place of Death: En route to Anhui BiographyYang Guangxian was a Chinese Muslim who made a career out of fraudulent and slanderous claims aimed at increasing his social standing. In particular, his challenges to the Jesuit astronomical system eventually led to his becoming an astronomer and head of the Imperial Observatory. However, during a period of exile he learned about astrology, and upon his return used this skillset …

Yaysm awur vkayabanut‘iun srboyn Nikołayosi

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Author(s): Cowe, Peter
Date of Birth: Place of Birth: Date of Death: Place of Death: Biography Primary Sources of Information Secondary Sources of Information Works on Christian-Muslim Relations Yaysm awur vkayabanut‘iun srboyn Nikołayosi nor nahatakin K‘ristosi Peter Cowe

 Yaysm awur vkayabanut‘iun srboyn Nikołayosi nor nahatakin K‘ristosi

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Author(s): Cowe, Peter
‘On this day the martyrology of St Nikołayos the new martyr for Christ’ Yaysm awur vkayabanut‘iun srboyn Nikołayosi Date: 1694 Original Language: Armenian Description Yaysm awur vkayabanut‘iun srboyn Nikołayosi nor nahatakin K‘ristosi  (‘On this day the martyrology of St Nikołayos the new martyr for Christ’) is an anonymous martyrology covering five pages in the earliest manuscript, M1532. It is about the tall and handsome youth Nikołayos, who was born in Bursa into a pious but poor family belonging to the Armenian Apostolic …

 Yaysm awur vkayabanut‘iwn Paron Loys nor nahatakin

(1,393 words)

Author(s): Cowe, Peter
Vkayabanut‘iwn Paron Lusi‘On this day the martyrdom of Paron Loys the new martyr’, ‘Martyrology of Paron Loys’ Vt‘anēs Sṙnketsi Date: 1567 Original Language: Armenian Description Vṛt‘anēs Sṙnkec‘i was present when Paron Loys was martyred, and wrote a prose narrative,  Yaysm awur vkayabanut‘iwn Paron Loys nor nahatakin, describing the events that occurred. The work covers eight pages in Manandean and Ač‘aṛean’s,  Hayoc‘ nor vkanerə, 1903 critical edition. On the pre-feast of Theophany, 5 January 1567, a group of Muslims suddenly surround the 18-year-old Armeni…