Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500

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Michael Psellus
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Michael Psellos

Date of Birth: 1018

Place of Birth: Constantinople

Date of Death: After 1081

Place of Death: Unknown


The life of Michael Psellus is well known as more than 1,000 of his works have survived, among them over 500 letters. His public life makes him a leading member of 11th-century Byzantine culture. Since many of his writings contain autobiographical material, it is possible to extrapolate an outline of his career.

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

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