Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500

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 The Apocalypse of Pseudo-Athanasius
(1,864 words)

The Apocalypse of Pseudo-Athanasius

Unknown author

Date: Between approximately 715 and 744

Original Language: Coptic


The Apocalypse occupies 51 pages in the most important and most complete manuscript, MS New York, Pierpont Morgan Library -- M 602, fols 51v-76v. Only 11 pages, fols 68v-73v, deal directly with the Muslims and the conditions in Egypt under their rule. However, allusions to Arab rule can be found throughout the text.

The untitled text is a sermon …

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Witte, Bernd, “ The Apocalypse of Pseudo-Athanasius”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 11 August 2020 <>
First published online: 2010

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