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Alexander III

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This chapter presents a short description of the work Instructio fidei catholicae ad soldanum, 'Instruction in the Catholic faith to the sultan' on Christian-Muslim relations. Alexander had some months earlier addressed a letter to Prester John, explaining to him the prerogatives of papal supremacy. His tract to the sultan of Iconium shows a similar desire to use persuasion and teaching to justify and uphold papal claims in the Orient. The tract shows little real knowledge of Islam, but testifies to rumors that some prominent Muslim rulers were prepared to convert to Christianity if properly instructed in the faith.

Keywords: Alexander; Christian-Muslim relations



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