Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500

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 Pittakion tou soultanou tou Kareos pros ton basilea Rhōmaiōn
(590 words)

'Letter of the sultan of Cairo to the emperor of the Romans'

Al-Malik al-Ashraf Abū l-Naṣr Barsbāy

Date: Between 1422 and 1437 (possibly May 1437)

Original Language: Arabic


The text of this letter has only been preserved in a Greek translation, which might, however, originate from the sultan’s court itself; it is probable that the Melkite patriarchate of Alexandria was involved in its drafting (cf. Korobeinikov, 'Diplomat…

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Kolditz, Sebastian, “ Pittakion tou soultanou tou Kareos pros ton basilea Rhōmaiōn”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 15 October 2019 <>
First published online: 2010

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