Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500

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Embrico of Mainz
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What little we know about Embrico is gleaned from the text of the Vita Mahumeti and from the Vita auctoris, a brief poem which states that the author of the Vita Mahumeti is named Embrico and is from Mainz.  It may well be the same Embrico who served as treasurer of Mainz cathedral from 1090 until 1112. 

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Vita auctoris (Life of the author), contemporary Latin poem (edition and French trans. in Cambier…

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Tolan, John, “Embrico of Mainz”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 14 August 2020 <>
First published online: 2010

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