Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500

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 Libellus de notitia orbis
(913 words)

'Description of the world'

John of Sulṭāniyya

Date: 1404

Original Language: Latin


The text of the Libellus de notitia orbis was discovered in 1937 by Anton Kern, the librarian of Graz University. Kern’s partial edition of the Libellus remains the only one available.

The Libellus was written by John of Sulṭāniyya during his stay in Europe, probably in Germany (because all the six extant manuscripts are from central Europe). Despite its ti…

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Casali, Chiara, “ Libellus de notitia orbis”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 18 October 2019 <>
First published online: 2010

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