Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500

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The Life of Elias the Younger
(260 words)

Unknown Author

Date of Birth: Unknown; probably late 9th century

Place of Birth: Unknown

Date of Death: Unknown; probably mid-10th century

Place of Death: Unknown


All we know about the author of the Vita of Elias the Younger is that he was a monk of the Salinas monastery in Calabria, southern Italy, which was founded by Elias the Younger (823-903). A personal acquaintance between Elias and his hagiogra…

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Krönung, Bettina, “The Life of Elias the Younger”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 18 January 2020 <>
First published online: 2010

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