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 Praemonitio ad lectorem, preface to Theodor Bibliander’s Machumetis Saracenorum principis eiusque successorum vitae, doctrina ac ipse alcoran
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Praemonitio

‘Warning to the reader’

Philip Melanchthon

Date: 1543

Original Language: Latin

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Melanchthon’s preface, which he calls a ‘warning (praemonitio)’, served to introduce Bibliander’s edition of the Qur’an. Produced at a time when Europe perceived herself to be under the dark cloud of aggressive Ottoman expansion, Bibliander’s publication was controversial and required support to make it to the publisher. The character of this …

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Balserak, Jon, “ Praemonitio ad lectorem, preface to Theodor Bibliander’s Machumetis Saracenorum principis eiusque successorum vitae, doctrina ac ipse alcoran”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 19 August 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2451-9537_cmrii_COM_29009>
First published online: 2015



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