Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500

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Muṭrān Dāʾūd
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We know nothing about a Maronite metropolitan bishop named David who, according to the introduction of the work presented below, received a letter in 1058-59 from a monk and priest named Joseph, who asked him to make a translation from Syriac into Arabic of a book entitled Kitāb al-kamāl, attributed to ‘the holy Father’ (al-ab al-qiddīs). David’s role in the production of the Arabic text that follows this introduction is no…

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N. Swanson, Mark, “Muṭrān Dāʾūd”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 19 January 2020 <>
First published online: 2010

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