Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500

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Cento of the true emperor and Oracula Leonis
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Nothing is known of the anonymous redactor (possibly of the 12th or even 11th century) of 16 oracles on future Byzantine emperors. He uses older texts that were already known in the 9th century, and it is very probable (but not certain) that he lived in Constantinople.

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Pahlitzsch, Johannes, “Cento of the true emperor and Oracula Leonis”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 01 December 2020 <>
First published online: 2010

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