Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900

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 Methodus ad facilem historiarum cognitionem
(3,351 words)


'Method for the easy understanding of history', 'Method'

Jean Bodin

Date: 1566 (revised with changes and additions 1572)

Original Language: Latin


The Methodus belongs to the Renaissance genre of artes historicae, methodological treatises on historical reading and writing. It comprises a dedicatory letter, a preamble, and ten chapters of unequal length, the last of which is a bibliography of selected historical sources and writings avai…

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Miglietti, Sara, “ Methodus ad facilem historiarum cognitionem”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 20 January 2020 <>
First published online: 2015

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