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Mawhūb ibn Manṣūr ibn Mufarrij al-Iskandarānī
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Thanks to the researches of J. den Heijer, we may recognize Mawhūb (and not Sāwīrus ibn al-Muqaffaʿ) as the founder and first ‘general editor’ of the project that resulted in an Arabic-language compilation of materials known as Siyar al-bīʿa al-muqaddasa (‘Biographies of the holy church’), or more commonly as The history of the patriarchs of Alexandria. Here in CMR we have treated this compilation by source: see the entries for Georg…

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N. Swanson, Mark, “Mawhūb ibn Manṣūr ibn Mufarrij al-Iskandarānī”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 23 October 2019 <>
First published online: 2010

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