Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500

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Abū l-ʿAlāʾ Aḥmad ibn ʿAbdallāh ibn Sulaymān al-Maʿarrī

Date of Birth: 973

Place of Birth: Maʿarrat al-Nuʿmān, northern Syria

Date of Death: 1058

Place of Death: Maʿarrat al-Nuʿmān


A. Abel, ‘La “Réfutation d’un Agarène” de Barthélémy d’Édesse’, Studia Islamica 37 (1973) 5-26, p. 25, mentions in passing that al-Maʿarrī wrote a work called Risālat al-Masīḥiyya, which he dedicated to one of his correspondents, the Būyid vizie…

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Thomas, David, “Al-Maʿarrī”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 23 October 2019 <>
First published online: 2010

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