Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500

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Michael the Syrian

Date: Between 1159 and 1199

Original Language: Syriac


This poem, which is no longer extant, was about the steadfastness of a Syrian Orthodox girl who resisted pressure exerted by Muslim doctors from Mosul to convert to Islam, and also about a Maphrian who was put into jail by the Muslims for his principled attitude in matters of religion.

Information about this poem and its contents is given by Barhebraeus, in Gregorii Barhebraei Chronicon eccles…

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

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