Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900

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Manoel de Almeida
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Manoel de Almeida was born in Viseu, Portugal. Despite his parents’ objection, he became a novice in the Society of Jesus when he was 14 years old. He later studied at Coimbra and met distinguished members of the Society, such as Afonso Mendes, the future Catholic patriarch of Ethiopia, and the Portuguese provincials Simão Álvares and Álvaro Tavares.

After his novitiate, de Almeida studied literature and philosophy (for two an…

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Cohen, Leonardo, “Manoel de Almeida”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 18 October 2019 <>

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