Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500

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 The untitled text is in the form of a letter, and begins, after a Trinitarian invocation, ‘Min Aliyūn malik al-Rūm ilā ʿUmar ibn ʿAbd al-ʿAzīz, amīr al-muʾminīn: Salām’,
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From Leo, Emperor of the Byzantines, to ʿUmar ibn ʿAbd al-ʿAzīz, Commander of the Faithful: PeaceThe Arabic letter of Leo III

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Date: Mid to late 8th c.?

Original Language: Arabic

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One of the surprises in the publication in 1985 of a checklist of 155 Arabic manuscripts discovered a decade earlier at the Monastery of St Catherine at Mount Sinai (Meïmarēs, Katalogos) was the existence of an Arabic ‘Letter of Leo’ as…

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N. Swanson, Mark, “ The untitled text is in the form of a letter, and begins, after a Trinitarian invocation, ‘Min Aliyūn malik al-Rūm ilā ʿUmar ibn ʿAbd al-ʿAzīz, amīr al-muʾminīn: Salām’,”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 15 November 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-8054_cmri_COM_24291>
First published online: 2010



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