Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500

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Jacob of Edessa

Date: Unknown

Original Language: Syriac


During his life, Jacob entertained a lively correspondence with other ecclesiastics on various subjects (Church Law, the Bible, etc). In some letters, he touches on issues related to the Muslim presence among the faithful of his community. In this respect, his correspondence, both juridical and non-juridical, with the priest Addai and John the Stylite of Litarbā has some importance.

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G.B. Teule, Herman, “ Letters”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 08 August 2020 <>
First published online: 2010

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