Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500

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 Chronicle of Matthew of Edessa
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Matthew of Edessa

Date: 1122-37

Original Language: Armenian


The Chronicle of Matthew of Edessa is the first work of Armenian ‘diaspora’ history, in that it was written a lifetime after the fall of the Armenian kingdom in the mid-11th century, by an Armenian living in the Syrian city of Edessa.  It is arranged annalistically, and it uses a form of language that is not strictly classical, features that are reminiscent of Byz…

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L. Andrews, Tara, “ Chronicle of Matthew of Edessa”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 16 January 2021 <>
First published online: 2010

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