Walls of Hatred and Contempt

John V. Tolan

in Sons of Ishmael

Published by University Press of Florida

Published in print March 2008 | ISBN: 9780813032221
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780813038964 | DOI:
Walls of Hatred and Contempt

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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

Chapter.  5623 words. 

Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500)

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