Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500

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Life of St Nicon
(288 words)

Unknown author

Date of Birth: Later 10th or early 11th century

Place of Birth: Unknown

Date of Death: Second half of the 11th century

Place of Death: Unknown; probably Sparta


The author of this Vita was a monk in the monastery founded by Nicon in Sparta. He wrote shortly after Nicon's death around the year 1000. As its editor, D.F. Sullivan, has plausibly suggested, the author became abbot of the monastery towards the middle of the 11th century…

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Pratsch, Thomas, “Life of St Nicon”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 19 January 2020 <>
First published online: 2010

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