Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500

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 Siyar al-bīʿa al-muqaddasa
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Biographies of the holy church; The history of the patriarchs of Alexandria, Lives 73-74

Maʿānī ibn Abī l-Makārim

Date: In stages over time, including the years 1207, 1216, and 1221

Original Language: Arabic


The Lives of Coptic Orthodox patriarchs Mark III ibn Zurʿa (73rd patriarch, 1166-89) and John VI (74th patriarch, 1189-1216) are of substantial length, constituting a full volume (text and English translation) in the Cairo edition of the History of the Patria…

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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 15 October 2019 <>
First published online: 2010

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