Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500

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(142 words)

Against the Armenians

Jacob of Edessa

Date: Unknown

Original Language: Syriac


This text consists of a series of anti-Armenian remarks addressed to an anonymous pupil.


It mentions the circumcision of Muslims and their practice of performing three genuflections (burkē) facing southwards during the ritual 'of the sacrifice' (or during prayer?)


MS Florence, Biblioteca Medicea Laurenziana – Syr. 62, p. 108 (1360) MS BNF – Syr…

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G.B. Teule, Herman, “ Madrāshā”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 18 August 2019 <>
First published online: 2010

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