Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500

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 Liber denudationis siue ostensionis aut patefaciens
(757 words)

Contrarietas alfolica

The book of denuding, or exposing

Liber denudationis

Date: Between approx. 1050 and 1132

Original Language: Arabic


The Liber denudationis is a Christian polemical and apologetic treatise against Islam very typical of the genre and clearly based heavily on earlier eastern Arab Christian models (see Burman, Religious polemic, pp. 108-20). After an introduction (ch. 1) in which the author asserts that he will make clear ‘th…

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Burman, Thomas E., “ Liber denudationis siue ostensionis aut patefaciens”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 20 October 2019 <>
First published online: 2010

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