Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500

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Thomas Aquinas
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Thomas was born in Roccasecca, near the southern Italian Benedictine monastery of Montecassino, which he entered at the age of five to begin his education. He continued his studies at the university of Naples, then entered the Dominican order (against the wishes of his parents) and went north to continue his studies in Cologne (where he studied with Albert the Great) an…

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Burrell, David, “Thomas Aquinas”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 15 October 2019 <>
First published online: 2010

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