Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900

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Mancebo de Arévalo

Date: Possibly 1532-3

Original Language: Spanish in Arabic letters (Aljamiado)


Although this work is entitled Tafsira, it is far from being a commentary on the Qur’an. Rather, it is an extensive commentary on various aspects of Islamic doctrine, particularly uṣūl al-fiqh, combined with autobiographical details. Tafsira has close parallels with the Breve compendio, though it also has original elements, and the relationship betwee…

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& Luis F. Bernabé Pons, John Chesworth, “ Tafsira”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 21 November 2019 <>
First published online: 2015

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