Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500

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The articles collected in these two volumes, CMR 2 and CMR 3 deal with Christian-Muslim relations during the period 900-1200.  By the beginning of this period, the Abbasid caliphate was firmly ensconced as the major power of a large region stretching from the Hindu Kush to the Atlantic.  Within the caliphate lived large communities of Christians and significant (though smaller) communities of Jews and Zoroastrians.  By 900, the status of dhimmī attributed to these minority communities was well established in law and custom, as we have seen in volume 1.  A multitud…

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Tolan, John, “Introduction”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 18 October 2019 <>
First published online: 2010

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