Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500

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 Title unknown
(460 words)

A Christian Arabic disputation (PSR 438)

Unknown author

Date: Mid or late 8th c.

Original Language: Arabic


The unique manuscript is dated on paleographical grounds by Graf (GCAL ii, 26) to the mid or late 8th century (leaving open the possibility that the text was written earlier). Hoyland (Seeing Islam, p. 504) is inclined, with some evidence, to a late 8th century date of composition. It consists of dozens of papyrus fragments, painstakingly reassembl…

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N. Swanson, Mark, “ Title unknown”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 20 October 2019 <>
First published online: 2010

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