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Sons of IshmaelMuslims through European Eyes in the Middle Ages$
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John V. Tolan

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780813032221

Published to Florida Scholarship Online: September 2011

DOI: 10.5744/florida/9780813032221.001.0001

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Walls of Hatred and Contempt

Walls of Hatred and Contempt

The Anti-Muslim Polemics of Pedro Pascual

(p.133) 9 Walls of Hatred and Contempt
Sons of Ishmael

John V. Tolan

University Press of Florida

This chapter discusses the anti-Muslim polemics of Pedro Pascual, who was the bishop of Jaén and was captured by Grenadine raiders. He spent the rest of his life in a prison in Granada, where he composed his Sobre la seta Mahometana, a virulent polemical work that was meant to discourage his fellow Christian prisoners from apostatizing.

Keywords:   anti-Muslim polemics, Pedro Pascual, Christian prisoners, polemical work, apostatizing

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