Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500

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Bartholomew of Edessa
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Bartholomaios Edessēnos

Date of Birth: Unknown, but before 1146

Place of Birth: Edessa, now Urfa (Turkey)

Date of Death: Unknown; late 12th or early 13th century

Place of Death: Unknown


It used to be thought that Bartholomew was active in the 9th century (see e.g. Beck, Kirche und theologische Literatur im byzantinischen Reich, Munich, 1959, p. 531). However, since the convincing re-dating by Todt, it is beyond any reaso…

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Niehoff-Panagiotidis, Johannes, “Bartholomew of Edessa”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 24 November 2020 <>
First published online: 2010

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