Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500

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Fray Anselmo Turmeda
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ʿAbd Allāh al-Tarjumān, ʿAbd Allāh ibn ʿAbd Allāh al-Tarjumān al-Mayūrqī al-Muhtadī (al-Tūnisī), Turmeda

Date of Birth: Approximately 1352

Place of Birth: Palma de Mallorca

Date of Death: Between 1424 and 1430

Place of Death: Tunis


Anselmo Turmeda (Ancelm Turmeda in Catalan) was born in Palma, Mallorca. According to the Tuḥfa, at the age of six he started to study the Gospel with a learned priest, and two years later …

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Monferrer Sala, Juan Pedro, “Fray Anselmo Turmeda”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 17 January 2020 <>
First published online: 2010

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