Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500

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Muslims in Western canon law, 1000-1500
(13,442 words)

Collections of Latin canon law published from the late 12th through late 15th centuries regularly include a section titled ‘On Jews and Saracens and their [Christian] servants’ (De Iudaeis et Sarracenis et eorum servis).

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  This title is revealing in several respects. First, it reflects the fact that Roman Catholic canonists active during this period perceived this subject matter as a discrete topic and possessed a significant number of normative statements about it. We should not take this fact for granted: Gratian’s Decretum, the foundational text of classical canon law c…

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Freidenreich, David M., “Muslims in Western canon law, 1000-1500”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 18 October 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-8054_cmri_COM_24814>
First published online: 2010



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