Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500

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 Epistola ad Ioannem de Segovia
(285 words)

‘Letter to Juan de Segovia’

Nicholas of Cusa, Nicholas of Kues, Nicolaus Cusanus

Date: 29 December 1454

Original Language: Latin


Juan de Segovia had written to Nicholas in 1454, in the wake of the Ottoman conquest of Constantinople, to try to enlist him in his attempt to organize a contraferentia, or conference, between Christian and Muslim leaders to debate the faith, or more precisely ‘to pierce the heart of the Saracens with the sword of the Divine Spirit’.

In his res…

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Tolan, John, “ Epistola ad Ioannem de Segovia”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 05 July 2020 <>
First published online: 2010

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