Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500

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Jacques de Vitry

Date: November 1216-April 1221

Original Language: Latin


Jacques wrote six letters, from Genoa, Acre and Damietta, to Pope Honorius III, to his former Parisian teachers, to Jean de Nivelles, to the beguines of Oignies, to the Cistercian nuns of Aywières and to their abbess, to Leopold VI, Duke of Austria, and to various unnamed friends. They date from November 1216 to April 1221 (see Huygens, Letters, pp. 534-37) Often, he sent the same…

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Tolan, John, “ Epistolae”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 23 January 2020 <>
First published online: 2010

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