Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500

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Petrus Alfonsi
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Pedro Alfonso, Pierre Alphonse

Date of Birth: Second half of 11th century

Place of Birth: Unknown

Date of Death: Unknown; after 1116

Place of Death: Unknown


Petrus Alfonsi is one of the key actors in the transmission and assimilation of Arabic scientific, literary and religious texts and ideas to Latin Europe in the early 12th century. His impact is attested in the survival of roughly 160 manuscripts of his works, in the f…

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Tolan, John, “Petrus Alfonsi”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 10 July 2020 <>
First published online: 2010

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