Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500

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Mark of Toledo
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As with other 12th- and13th-century Arabic-to-Latin translators, we know very little about Mark of Toledo’s life. He seems to have grown up in and around Toledo, where, as d’Alverny argues in her seminal articles, he must have learned both Arabic and Castilian from childhood. It is clear from the prefaces to his translations that he had received a thorough education in paga…

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Burman, Thomas E., “Mark of Toledo”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 28 January 2020 <>
First published online: 2010

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