Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500

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The monk Mīnā
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Little is known about the Coptic Christian author of The martyrdom of Jirjis (named Muzāḥim before his baptism as a Christian) other than the little that can be gathered from the text. According to the copy of the Arabic text in Cairo, Coptic Museum – Hist. 469, the author of the martyrdom was one Mīnā, who assures his hearers that he was an eyewitness and a faithful reporter of ev…

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N. Swanson, Mark, “The monk Mīnā”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 05 July 2020 <>
First published online: 2010

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