Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500

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 Epistolæ Adriani papæ ad Egilam episcopum
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Pope Hadrian’s Epistles to Bishop Egila

Hadrian I

Date: 785-91 (Gundlach)

Original Language: Latin


Hadrian’s first letter to Egila reminds him of his mission in partibus Spaniensis provinciæ. He has been ordained by Wilcharius, archbishop of the Gauls, as a kind of legate with responsibility for preaching the ‘orthodox faith’ in Iberian territories under Muslim rule, propagating Roman ecclesiastical legislation, and figh…

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Aillet, Cyrille, “ Epistolæ Adriani papæ ad Egilam episcopum”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 11 July 2020 <>
First published online: 2010

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