Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500

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The martyrdom of John of Phanijōit
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Petros pšēri mpapa Poul Faraj, Buṭrus ibn Abī Būlus Faraj

Date of Birth: Uncertain; possibly mid-12th century

Place of Birth: Damanhūr, Egypt

Date of Death: Early to mid-13th century

Place of Death: Unknown


All that is known about this author derives from the colophon of the only manuscript of the Martyrdom of John of Phanijōit, written in Coptic. It states: '[T]hese are what the miserable, wretched, worthless Peter, the s…

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R. Zaborowski , Jason, “The martyrdom of John of Phanijōit”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 18 October 2019 <>
First published online: 2010

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