Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500

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 Letters (preserved in the papal record)
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Pope John VIII

Date: 872-82

Original Language: Latin


While no extant papal document is addressed directly to a Muslim recipient, 93 letters in the papal register, including the fragments from the Collectio Britannica (Arnold, Johannes VIII, pp. 37-45), deal with issues concerning the ‘Saracens’, including the Aghlabid invasions of the Patrimonium Petri and southern Italy, and the relations of the southern Italian rulers with the Saracens. A gr…

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Arnold, Dorothee, “ Letters (preserved in the papal record)”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 17 October 2019 <>
First published online: 2010

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