Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500

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 Tractatus contra Alchoranum et Mahometum
(523 words)

'Treatise against the Qur'an and Muḥammad'

Petrus de Pennis

Date: 14th or 15th century

Original Language: Latin


Petrus de Pennis reworks material from earlier Latin writers, particularly Riccoldo da Monte di Croce (q.v.): much of his material is lifted directly from Riccoldo’s Contra legem Sarracenorum. But he does this reworking with his own goal in mind – to show that the Qur’an was the word not of God, but of the devil. He presents th…

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Tolan, John, “ Tractatus contra Alchoranum et Mahometum”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 22 October 2019 <>
First published online: 2010

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