Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500

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 Libellus ad nationes orientales
(650 words)

'Tract on the Eastern peoples'

Riccoldo da Monte di Croce

Date: 1300

Original Language: Latin


This short treatise, only 25 folios long in the earliest manuscript, was written, Riccoldo tells us, so that his Dominican brethren who travel to the East facilius possint reducere ad uiam ueritatis errantes (‘will be able easily to guide those in error onto the path of truth’). It is arranged according to the doctrinal proximity of the various rel…

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Burman, Thomas E., “ Libellus ad nationes orientales”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 18 October 2019 <>
First published online: 2010

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