Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500

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Introduction: Constantinople and Granada. Christian–Muslim interaction 1350-1516
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The years between 1350 and 1516/17, when the Ottomans entered the Arab world, are marked by a redesigning of the political geography of the eastern Mediterranean and the Iberian Peninsula, and the appearance of new borders between areas of Christian-European and Muslim rule. Two emblematic events are the fall of Constantinople (1453) in the East and the fall of Granada (1492) in the West, though the process of encroaching upon each other’s territories had already started earlier,[1] and was not …

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G.B. Teule, Herman, “Introduction: Constantinople and Granada. Christian–Muslim interaction 1350-1516”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 15 August 2020 <>
First published online: 2010

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