Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500

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 Débat du Chrestien et du Sarrazin
(731 words)

‘Debate between a Christian and a Saracen’

Jean Germain

Date: 1450

Original Language: French


The Débat du Chrestien et du Sarrazin, also known as Trésor des simples contre Mahomet and Cinq livres contre la secte de Mahomet, is Jean’s magnum opus. Dedicated to his patron, the Duke of Burgundy, it is a massive encyclopedic work of anti-Muslim polemics in five books. It contains little that is new, except for its language: Jean makes av…

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Tolan, John, “ Débat du Chrestien et du Sarrazin”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 19 January 2021 <>
First published online: 2010

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