Manuel Paleologus, Dialogue with a Learned Persian, uploaded

For some months I’ve been translating the work that got Pope Benedict into so much trouble a year or two back; Dialogue 7 of the Dialogues with a Learned Moslem by Manuel II Paleologus.  It’s been hard going, because I have found the arguments really tedious.  I’ve now accepted that I will never manage to do all 37 chapters of this, and have decided to stop, and upload what I have managed to do.

Chapters 1-18 are now online here.  The remark quoted by the pope comes early on, and the rest gives quite enough to see the context of the discussion.

2 Responses to “Manuel Paleologus, Dialogue with a Learned Persian, uploaded”


  1. Joshua

    NOOOOoooooo!!

    Well, Thanks for doing this much, you’re a scholar and a gentleman , and a right good one at that:)

  2. Roger Pearse

    Glad to help!