Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500

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Matthew Paris
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All we know about Matthew Paris is gleaned from his own works. In spite of his surname and his knowledge of French, he was evidently of English birth. He was a Benedictine monk, chronicler and artist based at St Albans Abbey in Hertfordshire. He may have studied in Paris after his early education at the St Albans Abbey school, though in 1217 he was admitted as a monk to…

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Luchitskaya, Svetlana, “Matthew Paris”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 19 January 2020 <>
First published online: 2010

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