Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500

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 Epistola salutaris regi Babilonis ab auctore huius operis conscripta
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‘Letter of greeting to the king of Babylon written by the author of this work’; ‘Letter to the king of Babylon’; ‘Letter to al-Kāmil of Egypt’

Oliver of Paderborn

Date: September 1221

Original Language: Latin


Written shortly after the defeated crusaders’ conclusion of a truce with Sultan al-Kāmil, Oliver’s letter appeals to the sultan’s liberality and benevolence (which he had witnessed first-hand and praised in his Historia Damiatina), urging him to free Chri…

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Bird, Jessalynn, “ Epistola salutaris regi Babilonis ab auctore huius operis conscripta”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 23 October 2019 <>
First published online: 2010

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