Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500

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 Symbouleutikos pros tous Thessalonikeis
(519 words)

ʻDiscourse of counsel to the Thessalonians'

Manuel II Palaeologus

Date: Most probably autumn 1383

Original Language: Greek


After the siege of Thessaloniki by the Ottoman army at the end of September/beginning of October 1383, the Ottomans demanded the inhabitants’ submission to the sultan and payment of tribute. Manuel called the inhabitants of the city together (syllogos) and outlined the measures they should take in order to avoid such a humiliat…

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Todt, Klaus-Peter, “ Symbouleutikos pros tous Thessalonikeis”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 12 August 2020 <>
First published online: 2010

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