Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900

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Andrés Laguna
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Andrés Laguna was born in Segovia in about 1511 to parents who were converts from Islam. After his primary education in Salamanca, he travelled to Paris, where he completed his studies in the arts and medicine, and published his first works: a translation into Latin of the pseudo-Aristotle De physiognomicis (1535), his Anatomica methodus seu de sectione humani corporis contemplatio (1535) and a Latin version of the pseudo-Galen De ur…

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González Manjarrés, Miguel Ángel, “Andrés Laguna”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 19 January 2020 <>
First published online: 2015

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