Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900

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William Lithgow
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The Scottish world traveller and author William Lithgow was born in 1582 in the small town of Lanark in Scotland. He was the eldest of the three children of the burgess James Lithgow and his wife Alison Graham. Lithgow received a grammar school education in Lanark, but his preferred method of education would seem to have been through acquainting himself with the ‘great …

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Holmberg, Eva Johanna, “William Lithgow”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 21 October 2019 <>
First published online: 2015

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