Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500

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Al-Makīn Jirjis ibn al-ʿAmīd
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Al-Makīn Jirjis, known as Ibn al-ʿAmīd (the Younger)

Date of Birth: Unknown; probably first half of 14th century

Place of Birth: Unknown; possibly in the vicinity of Old Cairo

Date of Death: Unknown; after 1398

Place of Death: Monastery of St Arsenius (also called ‘al-Qusayr’), Ṭura


Jirjis ibn al-ʿAmīd ‘the younger’ was a priest and practical physician (mutaṭabbib) who is known to have flourished in the last decade of the 14th century. He…

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Sidarus, Adel, “Al-Makīn Jirjis ibn al-ʿAmīd”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 18 October 2019 <>
First published online: 2010

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