Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500

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Although Doucas’s Christian name is unknown, it may be supposed that it was Michael, because that was the name of his grandfather. The first knowledge we have of him is that, in 1421 and the years that followed, he was living in the Genoese colony of Nea Phokaia (near Smyrna), where, as an educated man, versed in Italian and Turkish, he was a secretary of the Genoese Gi…

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Prinzing, Günter, “Doucas”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 18 October 2019 <>
First published online: 2010

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