Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500

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Uncertain; Yūḥannā (John) ?

Date: 866 (for at least part of his work)

Original Language: Coptic


The Coptic text of the Lives of the 47th-55th patriarchs by the author we are calling ‘John the Writer’ was among the sources found in the late 11th century by the Alexandrian deacon Mawhūb ibn Manṣūr ibn Mufarrij and his collaborators as part of their project of compiling an Arabic-language history of the Coptic Orthodox patriarchs (see den Heijer, Mawhūb); the copy of th…

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N. Swanson, Mark, “ Title unknown”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 21 January 2020 <>
First published online: 2010

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