Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500

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Roger Bacon
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Most of what is known about Bacon is drawn from works that he composed to send to the papal curia between about 1266 and 1271. He was one of the younger sons of an affluent Anglo-Norman family and seems to have been educated at the new university in Oxford, completing his studies somewhere between 1236 and 1241. During the 1240s, he taught the arts in Paris, and was one of the first to lecture there on Aristotle’s libri naturales and Metaphysics. H…

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Power, Amanda, “Roger Bacon”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 16 July 2020 <>
First published online: 2010

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