Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500

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John Caminiates
(493 words)

Iōannēs Kaminiatēs

Date of Birth: Unknown; possibly between 870 and 875

Place of Birth: Unknown

Date of Death: Unknown; maybe Thessaloniki

Place of Death: Unknown; probably early or mid-10th c.


All the information we have about John Caminiates comes from the only work he wrote, Eis tēn halōsin tēs Thessalonikēs (‘The sack of Thessaloniki’). There, he says he came from a family of wealthy clerics, and his father, who b…

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Martin Hoffman, Lars, “John Caminiates”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 05 July 2020 <>
First published online: 2010

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