Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500

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 Contra sectam Saracenorum
(908 words)

Contra Saracenos

Against the sect of the Saracens, Against the Saracens

Peter of Cluny

Date: 1155-56

Original Language: Latin


Towards the end of his life, Peter himself took up the challenge that Bernard of Clairvaux had refused, in his last written work, the Contra sectam Saracenorum. The work as it survives is composed of a long prologue and two books; it may be that Peter wrote more that was subsequently lost, or that he left it incomp…

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Iogna-Prat & John Tolan, Dominque, “ Contra sectam Saracenorum”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 23 October 2019 <>
First published online: 2010

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