Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500

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Petrus de Pennis
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Little is known about Petrus de Pennis. He identifies himself as a Dominican friar, and the name ‘Pennis’ perhaps refers to the town of Penna in Calabria; his Latin vocabulary certainly suggests an Italian origin. He is the author of a tract against the Talmud (Liber contra Judaeos, nomine Talamoth), a treatise on the incarnate Word (Tractatus de notitia Verbi incarnate), and a Libellus de locis ultramarinis, a largely derivative desc…

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Tolan, John, “Petrus de Pennis”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 08 August 2020 <>
First published online: 2010

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