Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500

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Jean Germain
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Son of a Cluny burger, as a young man Jean was sent to Paris by the Duchess of Burgundy to study theology. He rose to become Bishop of Nevers and then of Châlons. Duke Philip the Good of Burgundy made him one of his chief advisors and named him Chancellor of the Order of the Golden Fleece. He participated in the Councils of Basel in 1433 and Ferrara-Florence from 1438 to 1445.

Jean composed a dozen texts, ranging from theological and devoti…

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Tolan, John, “Jean Germain”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 14 December 2019 <>
First published online: 2010

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