Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500

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 Contra perfidiam Mahometi
(338 words)

‘Against the perfidy of Muḥammad’

Dionysius the Carthusian

Date: Around 1452

Original Language: Latin


This work was commissioned as part of a preaching tour conducted by Nicholas of Cusa (q.v.) across Germany in the early 1450s in an attempt to raise support for a crusade against the Ottomans. The tract itself contains two main sections; the first is devoted to refuting the charges levelled against Christian…

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Mallett, Alex, “ Contra perfidiam Mahometi”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 17 October 2019 <>
First published online: 2010

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