Medieval European term for Muslims and/or people who lived in desert areas, specifically Arabia
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Saracens (SARR-ə-sən) were Arab Muslims during the Middle Ages.

In the early centuries of the Common Era, Greek and Latin writings used the term to talk about the people who lived in desert areas in and near the Roman province of Arabia Petraea, and in Arabia Deserta.[1][2][3]

The oldest known source mentioning Saracen dates to the 7th century.[4]

References change

  1. Daniel 1979, p. 53.
  2. Retsö 2003, p. 505.
  3. Retsö 2003, p. 506.
  4. Déroche, Vincent; Dagron, Gilbert (1991). Doctrina Jacobi nuper Baptizati, "Juifs et chrétiens dans l'Orient du VIIe siècle" (Edition of the Greek text with French translation ed.). pp. 17–248.; Kirby, Peter. "External references to Islam". External References to Islam. Archived from the original on 2006-04-29. Retrieved 2020-12-30.