Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500

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 De statu Sarracenorum
(710 words)

'On the realm of the Saracens'

William of Tripoli

Date: 1273

Original Language: Latin


This treatise, which is 53 pages long in the modern edition, is divided into three sections as specified by the author at the beginning of the work. The first section (§§ 1-4) describes Muḥammad’s life and death, with a heavy emphasis on the role of Baḥīrā (who is described in rather favorable terms) in the shaping of his b…

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Burman, Thomas E., “ De statu Sarracenorum”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 20 October 2019 <>
First published online: 2010

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