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 Dilucidatio speculi verum monstrantis
(1,420 words)

‘Polishing of the mirror which shows the truth’

Bonaventura Boselli da Sestola, Bonaventura Malvasia da Bologna, Bonaventura da Bologna

Date: 1628

Original Language: Latin


In the summer of 1625, Miṣqal-i ṣafā’ by the Persian mullah Sayyid Aḥmad ibn Zayn al-ʿĀbidīn al-ʿAlavī was brought to Rome by the Portuguese Discalced Carmelite missionary Próspero del Espiritu Santo. This work, whose title was translated as Lustrator speculi veritatis, was al-ʿAlavī’s response to Āʾīna-i ḥaqq…

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and Andrea Trentini, Giovanni Pizzorusso, “ Dilucidatio speculi verum monstrantis”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 15 October 2019 <>

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