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.


Yovanisik Carec‘i

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Author(s): Cowe, Peter
Yovhannisik Carec‘i Date of Birth: 1560 Place of Birth: Car, Upper Xač‘ēn Date of Death: After 1621 Place of Death: Unknown Biography Yovanisik Carec‘i was born in Car near the town of Kelbajar in the current Republic of Karabagh. Becoming a monk at the local monastery of St Thaddeus, he studied under his paternal uncle Yovhannēs  rabunapet (senior instructor at a monastic school), with whom some scholars have confused him because of the similarity of their names (Yovanisik being a diminutive form of Yovhannēs). He has also been confused with Nersēs…

Yovasap‘ Sebastac‘i

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Author(s): Cowe, Peter
Biography Yovasap‘ Sebastac‘i was born into an Armenian priestly family in Sivas around 1510 and received training from his father T‘adēos in scribal arts, illumination and poetic composition. In the course of his work, Yovasap‘ made a still extant copy of two of his father’s poems, and in another codex devoted a verse colophon to him. It seems his father died in 1542, aged about 65. The poet also had a younger brother who died in 1548, for whom he wrote a  kafa elegy. The first dated work of Yovasap‘ we have is a copy of the Alexander Romance, which he transcribed, illuminated and commen…

 Ytinerario de Mestre Affonso, solurgiao mor que foi da India

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Author(s): Resende, Vasco
Itinerário de Mestre Afonso'Travels of Mestre Afonso, master-surgeon in India', 'Travels of Mestre Afonso' Mestre Afonso Date: Between 1566 and 1571 Original Language: Portuguese Description Mestre Afonso’s travel account is divided into six chapters, each dealing with a different section of his journey across the Middle East and through the Mediterranean: ch. 1. Hormuz-Kāshān; ch. 2. Kāshān-Tabrīz; ch. 3. Tabrīz-Aleppo; ch. 4. Aleppo-Tripoli; ch. 5. Tripoli-Cyprus; ch. 6. Cyprus-Venice-Portugal. This structure, very un…

Yūḥannā ibn ʿĪsā ʿUwaysāt

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Author(s): Slim, Souad
Date of Birth: Unknown Place of Birth: Damascus Date of Death: After 1663 Place of Death: Unknown Biography The Greek Orthodox priest Yūḥannā ibn ʿĪsā ʿUwaysāt was a poet, scribe and miniaturist of the 17th century. He was born in Damascus, the son of a deacon called ʿĪsā, and had a brother, Yūsuf, who also became a priest. Little is known about ʿUwaysāt’s life. In MS Arab Sinai 35, of 1629, he is mentioned as ‘a priest among the Damascene clergy’. It is known that ʿUwaysāt visited the monastery of St Catherine at Mt Sinai in 1636. It is very likely that he is the author of …