Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500

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 Correspondence between ʿUmar II and Leo III
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Original Language: Greek


The authenticity of the exchange of correspondence between the Caliph ʿUmar II and the Byzantine Emperor Leo III preserved in the History of Ghewond (q.v. for biographical details) has long been a matter of contention. It remains unresolved. Some scholars, notably Gerö, maintain that the correspondence was originally composed in Armenian and so ca…

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Greenwood, Tim, “ Correspondence between ʿUmar II and Leo III”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 18 January 2020 <>
First published online: 2010

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