Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500

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Riccoldo da Monte di Croce
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Little is known about Riccoldo until he joined the Dominican order in 1267. He quickly showed academic promise, and was appointed lecturer in the Dominican convent of Pisa in 1272. In 1287, he was placed provisionally in charge of the convent in Prato. He would eventually become one of the most learned scholars of Arabic and Islam in Latin Europe, and was proficient in …

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Burman, Thomas E., “Riccoldo da Monte di Croce”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 16 October 2019 <>
First published online: 2010

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