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 The Chronicle of Zuqnīn, Part IV
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The Chronicle of Zuqnīn, Part IV

Joshua the Stylite of Zuqnīn, Pseudo-Dionysius of Tell-Maḥrē

Date: 775

Original Language: Syriac


This is the last part of the universal Chronicle of Zuqnīn and the personal contribution of its author. It deals with the 7th and 8th centuries, but it concentrates on the period between 750 and 775, the time of the Caliph Abū Ja‛far al-Manṣūr and the building of Baghdad. It discusses the rapacious economic p…

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Harrak, Amir, “ The Chronicle of Zuqnīn, Part IV”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 18 October 2019 <>
First published online: 2010

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