Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500

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John of St Arnoul
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Little is known of the life of John of St Arnoul, and it was only with the appearance of Mabillon’s edition of the Vita Iohannis that authorship of the work was ascribed to John. Some evidence concerning the author’s identity and life is revealed in the Vita itself. Although his birth date and the events of his early life are unknown, John very probably entered the monastery of Gorze, where he met the hero of his w…

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Frassetto, Michael , “John of St Arnoul”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 22 October 2019 <>
First published online: 2010

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