Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500

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Juan de Torquemada
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Born into a family of converso origins, Juan de Torquemada became a Dominican in the convent of St Paul in Valladolid. As a member of the Castilian delegation to the Council of Constance in 1417, he was able to meet the most outstanding theologians of his time and start his contacts in the Roman Curia. He obtained his licentia at the College of St Jacques in Paris in 1424, and his Masters of Theology the next year. He rose to become prior of his casa m…

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Echevarria, Ana, “Juan de Torquemada”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 18 October 2019 <>
First published online: 2010

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