Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900

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 Letters and reports
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Li Madou, Xitai, Qingtai, Xijiang, Matthaeus Riccius, Matthaeus Ricci

Date: 1600-10

Original Language: Italian


In his 1605 report on the discovery of the Kaifeng Jews, Ricci writes that the recently discovered groups of Christians in north-west China had declined in number due to suspicions sown by Muslims. Clarifying this point, he states that Muslims are everywhere the enemies of the missionaries (Ricci, Letters, pp. 86-7). In the same report, he describes the ways the Ch…

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Morris, James Harry, “ Letters and reports”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 19 January 2020 <>

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