Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500

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Makkīkhā ibn Sulaymān al-Qankānī
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Makkīkhā ibn Sulaymān, chief-sacristan (qankānī) possibly of the church of the East Syrian (‘Nestorian’) patriarchal see in Baghdad (Fiey, ‘Le patriarche nestorien Makkiha Ier’, p. 451), studied in his native city Baghdad and was attracted to the monastic life. For some time he also practiced as a physician. After serving as a priest in one of the churches of Baghdad he was appointed bishop o…

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G.B. Teule, Herman, “Makkīkhā ibn Sulaymān al-Qankānī”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 01 June 2020 <>
First published online: 2010

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