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 Lex Mahumet pseudo-prophete que arabice Alchoran, id est collectio preceptorum, vocatur
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The law of the pseudo-prophet Muḥammad, called in Arabic the Qur'an, which is a collection of rules

Robert of Ketton

Date: 1142-43

Original Language: Latin

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The Lex Mahumet pseudo-prophete is a complete Latin paraphrase of the Arabic Qurʾan. As he translated, Robert of Ketton transformed the Arabic sajʿ of the Qurʾan into the elevated Latin prose style normally used in this period for high-status works. Because of his paraphrasing approach,…

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Burman, Thomas E., “ Lex Mahumet pseudo-prophete que arabice Alchoran, id est collectio preceptorum, vocatur”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 23 October 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-8054_cmri_COM_24230>
First published online: 2010



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