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Gregory VII

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Gregory VII is a towering figure in the history of the papacy. This chapter presents a short description of the book Epistolae et privilegia, Letters and privileges on Christian-Muslim relations. Most of Gregory VII's surviving letters are collected in his Register, which is both the only preserved register of any reform pope and the earliest surviving original register of a pope. The most coherent group of Gregory VII's letters referring to the Muslims and having relevance for Christian-Muslim relations are those relating to his 'Oriental Project'. Five of Gregory VII's letters to North Africa are preserved, and there is no indication that he wrote any others. The letters in question refer to formerly Christian territories that had come under Muslim rule and were reconquered by the Christians. The significance of Gregory VII's letters and privileges for Christian-Muslim relations has, as a rule, been judged in the light of subsequent events.

Keywords: Christian-Muslim relations; Gregory VII; North Africa



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