Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500

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Muslims in Eastern canon law, 1000–1500
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            Although most members of the Eastern churches lived in a majority Muslim society, works of Eastern canon law from 1000 to 1500 devote relatively little attention to Muslims. Scholars of Eastern Christianity have studied the impact of Islamic law on its Christian counterpart, but the place of Muslims themselves within Eastern canon law has not previously been examined. The present essay surveys references to Muslims and other foreigners within the normative literature of the Armenian,…

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Freidenreich, David M., “Muslims in Eastern canon law, 1000–1500”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 23 October 2019 <>
First published online: 2010

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