Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500

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Martyrology of Zak‘aria, catholicos of Ałt‘amar
(146 words)

Unknown author

Date of Birth: Mid-14th century

Place of Birth: Armenia

Date of Death: Unknown

Place of Death: Probably Ałt‘amar or its environs


The author does not identify himself/herself in the narrative nor does he/she make any indirect allusions that might clarify his/her origin and background. Granted the status of the martyr as a high-ranking cleric with a large monastic entourage and t…

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Cowe, S. Peter, “Martyrology of Zak‘aria, catholicos of Ałt‘amar”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 18 October 2019 <>
First published online: 2010

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