Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900

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Introduction: Christian-Muslim Relations in the 17th Century (Asia, Africa and the Americas)
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The 16th century added a new dimension to Christian-Muslim interaction, with the Islamic domains being consolidated beyond the Islamic heartlands of the Middle East and North Africa, while Portugal and Spain greatly expanded their presence in Asia and the Americas. The 17th century was to witness the advance of European colonial powers, bringing Christians into greater contact with Muslim communities in diverse new locations.

Developments in Muslim communities

In India, the Mughal Empire continued to flourish …

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Riddell, Peter, “Introduction: Christian-Muslim Relations in the 17th Century (Asia, Africa and the Americas)”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 22 September 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2451-9537_cmrii_COM_30418>



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