Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500

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Life of Patriarch Michael

Yuḥannis, Yuʾannis, Yūḥannā ‘John the Deacon’ is a convenient appellation

Date: About 770

Original Language: Coptic


Early in the Life of Patriarch Michael (Khāʾīl) I (743-67) as it is preserved in The History of the patriarchs of Alexandria, its author, John the Deacon, states that, while he would like to have written about Michael’s life as a monk (and his miracles) before becoming patriarch, he was concerne…

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N. Swanson, Mark, “ Original title unknown”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 17 October 2019 <>
First published online: 2010

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