Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500

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 De mittendo gladio divini Spiritus in corda Sarracenorum
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De mittendo gladio

'On driving the sword of the Holy Spirit into the hearts of the Saracens'

Juan de Segovia

Date: 1453-57

Original Language: Latin


This is the first work that Juan de Segovia wrote to a former colleague following the fall of Constantinople in 1453, even though it was not the first to be circulated. The intended recipient was Juan de Cervantes, an associate of whom had informed Juan of this news. At the…

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Wolf, Anne Marie, “ De mittendo gladio divini Spiritus in corda Sarracenorum”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 28 January 2020 <>
First published online: 2010

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