Christian-Muslim Relations, a Bibliographical History, Volume 8 (CMR 8) covering Northern and Eastern Europe in the period 1600-1700, is a continuing volume in a general history of relations between the two faiths from the seventh century to the early 20th century. It comprises a series of introductory essays and also the main body of detailed entries which treat all the works, surviving or lost, that have been recorded. These entries provide biographical details of the authors, descriptions and assessments of the works themselves, and complete accounts of manuscripts, editions, translations and studies. The result of collaboration between numerous leading scholars, CMR 8, along with the other volumes in this series is intended as a basic tool for research in Christian-Muslim relations.
Clinton Bennett, Luis F. Bernabe Pons, Jaco Beyers, Lejla Demiri, Martha Frederiks, David Grafton, Stanisław Grodź, Alan Guenther, Emma Loghin, Gordon Nickel, Claire Norton, Reza Pourjavady, Douglas Pratt, Radu Păun, Peter Riddell, Umar Ryad, Cornelia Soldat, Karel Steenbrink, Davide Tacchini, Ann Thomson, Serge Traore, Carsten Walbiner
David Thomas, PhD (1983) in Islamic Studies, University of Lancaster, is Professor of Christianity and Islam and Nadir Dinshaw Professor of Inter Religious Relations at the University of Birmingham. Among his most recent works are
The Polemical Works of ʿAlī al-Ṭabarī (Brill, 2016) and
CMR vols 1-7 (Brill, 2009-15).
John Chesworth, PhD (2008) in Religious Studies, University of Birmingham, is Research Officer for
Christian-Muslim Relations. A Bibliographical History 1500-1900 at the University of Birmingham. He has published on Christian-Muslim Relations in Africa and Europe, he has recently co-edited
Sharīʿa in Africa Today. Reactions and Responses (Brill 2014) and
CMR vols 6-7 (Brill, 2014-15).
'[...] as a product of two eminent theologists who display a thorough mastery of their subject, the book reflects the painstaking efforts of a host of writers who piece together the history of Christian-Muslim relations in the hopes, not only of assisting in a commendable project but in providing those works with well-deserved recognition.
Written in a fluid English that maintains the simplicity of the language, the book can be enjoyed for more than just academic research. While someone with advanced academic accolades in world history or political science may find the book an extremely useful resource and wish to debate its contents, the book also generates lasting interest and curiosity for readers who are outside the discipline but seek knowledge about human history, culture, and religion'.
Aditi Paul, Political Analyst and Reseacher, in
Acta Via Serica, Vol. 5, No. 1, June 2020: 199–213
Specialists in the history of Christian-Muslim relations, Islamicists, Ottomanists, scholars of the Reformation and Enlightenment, textual specialists, theologians and historians.