Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500

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 Vita Mahometi
(989 words)

Life of Muḥammad

Vita Mahometi

Date: 1221-22

Original Language: Latin


The Vita Mahometi is a short work, in Valcárcel’s critical edition only three pages long, a total of 119 lines. The author explains at the start that his intention is to show that Muḥammad was not a Christian, as many think, and he argues that Muḥammad was not a prophet, that the religion he founded was false, a compilation from many sou…

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

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