Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900

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Peter Heylyn
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Peter Heylyn was born in 1599. He graduated from Magdalen College, Oxford, in 1617, after which he took up lecturing on historical geography at the college. His popular Microcosmos. A little description of the great world, published in 1621, was based on his lectures.

Heylyn was ordained in 1624 and, in the late 1620s and early 1630s courted the favour of William Laud, the chancellor of Oxford University, who bec…

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Thorley, David A., “Peter Heylyn”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 17 January 2020 <>
First published online: 2015

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