Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500

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George the Monk, George Hamartolos (‘the Sinner’)
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George the Monk

Date of Birth: Unknown

Place of Birth: Unknown

Date of Death: Unknown

Place of Death: Unknown


All we know about George (Georgios) the Monk is that he was a monk in Constantinople during the reign of Michael III (842-67). His epithet Hamartolos, ‘the sinner’, which appears in the title of his single work, was a common mark of humility for Byzantine monks. He is the author of a world Chronicle which extends from the creation t…

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Efthymiadis, Stephanos, “George the Monk, George Hamartolos (‘the Sinner’)”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 23 November 2020 <>
First published online: 2010

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