Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500

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 Notitia de Machometo
(846 words)

'Information concerning Muḥammad'

William of Tripoli

Date: Approximately 1271

Original Language: Latin


Some 33 pages long in Engel’s edition, William’s treatise on the ‘knowledge’ or ‘information’ (notitia) concerning Muḥammad addresses three topics: ‘First, who Muḥammad was, and whence and how his nation (gens), who are called Saracens, and their sect spread so violently and powerfully. Second, concerning the book of the law of Muḥamm…

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Burman, Thomas E., “ Notitia de Machometo”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 18 October 2019 <>
First published online: 2010

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