Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500

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 Cribratio Alchorani
(738 words)

‘Sifting the Qur’an’

Nicholas of Cusa, Nicholas of Kues, Nicolaus Cusanus

Date: 1461

Original Language: Latin


The Cribratio is the fruit of long and careful studies of Islam: Nicholas had read Robert of Ketton’s translation of the Qur’an together with various Latin works of anti-Muslim polemic, and had conducted a series of discussions and correspondence with other scholars interested in Islam, in particular wi…

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Tolan, John, “ Cribratio Alchorani”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 24 October 2019 <>
First published online: 2010

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