Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500

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Gerasimos, Abbot of the Monastery of St Symeon

Date of Birth: Unknown; perhaps 12th or early 13th century

Place of Birth: Unknown; perhaps Antioch

Date of Death: Unknown; perhaps 13th century

Place of Death: Unknown; perhaps Antioch


Gerasimos is an exceedingly obscure figure. The body of his sole surviving work offers no biographical information. From its title, we learn that its author, Gerasimos, was ‘th…

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Bakhou and John Lamoreaux, Abgar, “Gerasimos”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 23 November 2020 <>
First published online: 2010

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