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 Fortalitium fidei, contra Iudaeos, Sarracenos et alios Christianae fidei inimicos
(968 words)



‘The fortress of faith, against Jews, Saracens and other enemies of the Christian faith’

Alonso de Espina

Date: 1459-61

Original Language: Latin

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The Fortalitium fidei consists of five books, written to warn Christians of the evil of the enemies of their faith: heretics, Jews, Muslims and witches and demons. Each book is divided into 12 considerationes, each of these containing a number of chapters. Military metaphors are used throughout the book to…

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Echevarria, Ana, “ Fortalitium fidei, contra Iudaeos, Sarracenos et alios Christianae fidei inimicos”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 20 October 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-8054_cmri_COM_24218>
First published online: 2010



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