The autobiography of Fray Anselmo Turmeda/’Abd Allāh al-Turjumān (lit. ‘Abd Allāh “the Interpreter”) constitutes the first chapter in a work that is aimed at. Anselmo Turmeda (Ancelm Turmeda in Catalan) was born in Palma, Mallorca. According to the Tuḥfa, at the age of six he started to study the Gospel with a. For his Muslim readers, Turmeda provided a substantial anti-Christian polemic work with ); Joaquín Miret i Sans, “Vida de fray Anselmo Turmeda,” Revue .

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It presents a dispute among a donkey and a friar, arguing about the supremacy of men over animals, each one defending their genre. This is a reproduction of a book published before The work was written by Anselm Turmedaa Majorcan writer and former Catholic friar who lived in Tunis and converted to Islam.

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It is about the discussion between a monk and a donkey about the human superiority over aneslmo other animals. Turmeda dates it to Aprileleven years after his settlement in Tunis.


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Free Shipping All orders of From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. No manuscript of the original work has been preserved, except for a small part containing a prophecy pronounced by the donkey during the discussion with the monk. Retrieved from ” https: Articles needing additional references from November All articles needing additional references Pages to import images to Wikidata All stub articles.

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The work is, however, very critical towards mankind, in all the aspects: It consists of poems arranged in three rhyming stanzas followed by a rhyme-free one. I’d like to read this book on Kindle Don’t have a Kindle? We appreciate your understanding of the imperfections in the preservation process, and hope you enjoy this valuable book. Retrieved from ” https: The Inquisition put it on the Index of prohibited books incontributing to its disappearance. In other projects Wikimedia Commons.

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