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 is about the discussion between a monk and a donkey about the human superiority over the other animals.

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After a long debate, and completely by ansellmo, it is the donkey who wins the argument, and so human superiority cannot be proven. The work was written by Anselm Turmedaa Majorcan writer and former Catholic friar who lived in Tunis and converted to Islam. It is his longest work in Catalanhis mother tongue. Tturmeda is of Arabic inspiration, [1] even though it incorporates an important portion of original elements, such as the literary style and a strong feeling of anti-clericalism.


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No manuscript of the original work has been preserved, tur,eda for a small part containing a prophecy pronounced by the donkey during the discussion with the monk. It is only thanks to the French version of the text, which was printed in Lyons at least three times during the 16th century, that the work is known today.

It was not until relatively recently less than a century ago that the work was rescued from oblivion mostly by Spanish and Catalan scholars. The book has now been re-translated into Catalan, and has turmead the popularity it might have had during its first decades of existence. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

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