Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900

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Edward Pococke
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Edward Pococke, Laudian Professor of Arabic and Regius Professor of Hebrew at Oxford University, was the foremost Arabist in 17th-century England. Having matriculated at Magdalen Hall, Oxford, he was admitted as a scholar at Corpus Christi College in 1620, where he studied Greek and Hebrew, and in 1626 he started learning Arabic. After he was ordained in the Church of England, he went to …

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Matar, Nabil, “Edward Pococke”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 20 October 2020 <>
First published online: 2015

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