Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500

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 Title unknown. Traditional title of Ethiopic translation: Mädäbbär.
(2,832 words)

(Chronicle of John) MädäbbärChronicle of John of Nikiou’ and ‘Epitome of the general history of John of Nikiou

Yuḥannā, nicknamed ‘al-Mudabbir’ (Ethiopic: Yoḥannәs Mädäbbär), John (bishop) of Nikiou/Nikiu

Date: c. 700

Original Language: Coptic


This is a world history from Adam to the return from exile of Patriarch Benjamin of Alexandria in 644 in the author’s own time. The Chronicle includes references to ancient Egypt and sections on Hellenistic and e…

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Fiaccadori, Gianfranco, “ Title unknown. Traditional title of Ethiopic translation: Mädäbbär.”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 18 October 2019 <>
First published online: 2010

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