Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900

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John Vandike
(271 words)

Date of Birth: Unknown; if Chapman Whitcomb, 1765

Place of Birth: Unknown

Date of Death: Unknown; if Chapman Whitcomb, 1833

Place of Death: Unknown


John Vandike is the pseudonym used by the still-unknown author of a fictitious 18th-century Barbary captivity account. The sole source of information about the author comes in this epistolary captivity narrative, purportedly translated from a letter written in …

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Larson, Ian, “John Vandike”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 19 October 2019 <>

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