Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500

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Arsen of Ikalto
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Arsen Iqalt‛oeli

Date of Birth: Unknown; probably in the 1050s

Place of Birth: Ikalto, eastern Georgia

Date of Death: Unknown; probably soon after 1125

Place of Death: Monastery of Ikalto


Arsen of Ikalto, also known as Arsen Beri (the Monk Arsen), Arsen Vač‛esże (Arsen the Son of Vache) and Arsen Kaliposeli (Arsen of Kalipos), is remembered as an author and translator. In the Georgian Church he is r…

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Gabidzashvili, Enrico, “Arsen of Ikalto”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 01 June 2020 <>
First published online: 2010

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