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 Sīrat al-baṭriyark Kīrillus ibn Laqlaq
(366 words)

'Biography of Patriarch Cyril ibn Laqlaq’

Yūḥannā ibn Wahb

Date: About 1243

Original Language: Arabic


Yūḥannā ibn Wahb’s biography of Patriarch Cyril III ibn Laqlaq is the longest biography in the History of the patriarchs. It deals with the circumstances of the Coptic Church between 1216 and 1243, and relates many events in detail, owing to the fact that Yūḥannā witnessed them at first hand. He was not only interested in eccle…

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Moawad, Samuel, “ Sīrat al-baṭriyark Kīrillus ibn Laqlaq”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 28 November 2020 <>
First published online: 2010

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