Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500

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 Tō hautō
(760 words)

Letter 2: To the same

Nicolas Mysticus

Date: Probably late 904 or early 905

Original Language: Greek


Following the Arab assault on Thessaloniki in July 904, Nicolas wrote to a Muslim ruler, probably the emir of Crete, Muḥammad ibn Shuʿayb (895-910), requesting an exchange of prisoners. Although they are not identified, these were quite probably the captives from Thessaloniki, many of whom were sold on the islan…

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Vaiou, Maria, “ Tō hautō”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 25 January 2020 <>
First published online: 2010

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