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Antonio de Aranda
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Antonio de Aranda was a Franciscan friar. He studied in Alcalá de Henares and wrote a number of books, most notably Verdadera información de la tierra sancta (1533), the product of the time he spent in the Holy Land. By 1529, he had travelled from Alcalá de Henares to Jerusalem, where he lived in the Monastery of Mount Zion until 1531, one of 40 Franciscan friars who had the care of monasteries…

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Ángel Auladell, Miguel, “Antonio de Aranda”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 24 October 2019 <>
First published online: 2015

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