Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500

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Sulaymān al-Ashlūḥī
(234 words)


Little is known about Sulaymān al-Ashlūḥī, the author of a poem in Lebanese Arabic dialect about the fall of Tripoli to the Mamluks (under Sultan Qalāwūn, on 27 April 1289) beyond what can be deduced from the poem itself. R. Jabre-Mouawad, who has recently provided a critical edition, translation, and study of the poem (‘Un témoin melkite’), convincingly argues that Sulaymān was a Melkite (pace Nasrallah, HMLEM iii.2, p. 95). He haile…

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N. Swanson, Mark, “Sulaymān al-Ashlūḥī”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 23 October 2019 <>
First published online: 2010

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