Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500

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Michael the Syrian
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Michael the Syrian is the name under which this Syrian Orthodox church leader is generally known to the Western world, though in the Syriac tradition he is called Mikha’il Rabō, Michael the Great or Michael the Elder, Rabō being originally used, by Barhebraeus among others, to distinguish him from his namesake Michael II Zʿōrō (‘the little’, ‘the younger’). The Syrians …

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G.B. Teule, Herman, “Michael the Syrian”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 17 October 2019 <>
First published online: 2010

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