Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900

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This introduction aims to draw a framework of the political events that influenced (or were influenced by) Christian-Muslim encounters in the area of northern and eastern Europe. What Christians (the Tatars living in the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth are the only Muslim authors covered in this volume) knew and wrote about Muslims and Islam, how they presented Christianity to Muslims and what attitudes they expressed can be found in a variety of sources, among them theological treatises, works f…

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Grodź, Stanisław, “Introduction”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 16 October 2019 <>
First published online: 2015

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