Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900

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King Manuel I of Portugal
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Manuel was the son of Prince Fernando (1433-70) and grandson of King Duarte of Portugal (1391-1438). He succeeded to the throne on the death of his cousin, King João II, in 1495. During his reign, he initiated a number of reforms, among them the Leitura nova (updating of central and local administration), and the Ordenações Manuelinas (a new code of laws), published between 1512 and 1521. His marriage in 1497 to Isabella …

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de Jesus, Roger Lee , “King Manuel I of Portugal”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 07 July 2020 <>
First published online: 2015

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