Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500

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 De locis sanctis
(668 words)

On the holy places

Adomnán of Iona, Adamnan, Adomnanus, Adamnanus

Date: c. 680

Original Language: Latin


The work consists of a description of the holy sites of Jerusalem and Palestine: it is a treatise of sacred geography for use as an exegetical aid. Adomnán’s principle source is an oral informant named Arculf, a bishop from Gaul who traveled to the Holy Land in the 670s and who described the sites he visited…

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Tolan, John, “ De locis sanctis”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 22 October 2019 <>
First published online: 2010

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