Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500

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William of Tripoli
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Remarkably little is known about the life of this Dominican friar. Thomas Engels, the modern editor of the two works connected with him, has shown convincingly that many events associated with his life in traditional accounts amount to little more than fiction. From his name as it appears in his works, Gullelmus Tripolitanus, it appears likely that he was born in Tripol…

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Burman, Thomas E., “William of Tripoli”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 23 October 2019 <>
First published online: 2010

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