Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900

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 Les Essais
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Les Essais


Michel Eyquem de Montaigne

Date: 1580 (first edition) 1588 (extended second edition) 1595 (extended posthumous third edition)

Original Language: French


Compared with his treatment of Christianity and Judaism, Montaigne’s engagement with Islam in the Essais is quite limited and it is neutral in the sense that he does not consider the Muslim faith any better or worse than any other religion as far as its practices and institutions …

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Keller, Marcus, “ Les Essais”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 16 October 2019 <>
First published online: 2015

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