Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500

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 Roman de Mahomet
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Roman de Mahon

‘Story of Muḥammad’

Alexandre du Pont

Date: 1258

Original Language: Old French


The Roman de Mahomet is a French verse adaptation of Gautier de Compiègne’s Otia de Machomete (q.v.). The content and treatment of Muḥammad’s life are essentially the same in both works, though in other aspects the translator takes considerable liberty with his source. Alexandre’s account is 1,996 verses long compared with Gautier’s…

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Tolan, John, “ Roman de Mahomet”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 24 January 2020 <>
First published online: 2010

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