Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500

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Michael al-Simʿānī
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Michael al-Simʿānī, Michael of the Monastery of St Symeon of the Wondrous Mountain near Antioch

Date of Birth: Unknown; probably about 1040

Place of Birth: Unknown; probably Antioch

Date of Death: Unknown; probably ca. 1100

Place of Death: Unknown; probably Antioch


Michael al-Simʿānī is the author of the extant Arabic recension of the Vita of St John of Damascus. Little is known about his life, other than what he tells us…

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Treiger, Alexander, “Michael al-Simʿānī”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 17 October 2019 <>
First published online: 2010

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