Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500

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 Siyar al-bīʿa al-muqaddasa
(790 words)

Biographies of the holy churchThe history of the patriarchs of Alexandria, Lives 68-69

Ibn al-Qulzumī

Date: Probably 1127

Original Language: Arabic


Yūḥannā’s biographies of the Coptic patriarchs Michael IV and Macarius II devote a considerable amount of space to the ecclesiastical politics of their day: first, the attempts of Patriarch Michael to depose Bishop Sanhūt of Miṣr (which came to nothing when the patriarc…

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N. Swanson, Mark, “ Siyar al-bīʿa al-muqaddasa”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 03 July 2020 <>
First published online: 2010

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