Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500

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 Dialogus disputationis inter Christianum et Sarracenum
(175 words)

'Dialogue of a dispute between a Christian and a Muslim'

Dionysius the Carthusian

Date: Mid-15th century

Original Language: Latin


This tract is an (almost certainly fictitious) account of a dispute between a Christian and a Muslim. In style it follows quite closely earlier Eastern Christian works in the genre of ‘the monk in the emir’s majlis’, although it transposes the debate to Europe. As might be expected, the Muslim eventually acknowledges the…

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Mallett, Alex, “ Dialogus disputationis inter Christianum et Sarracenum”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 24 October 2019 <>
First published online: 2010

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