Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500

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Date: April 1180

Original Language: Greek


The Tomos (a decree of a religious character made with the participation and confirmation of the imperial power) is no more than one and a half pages long (61 lines) in Darrouzès’ edition. It was the result of a religious controversy in which the Byzantine Emperor Manuel I Comnenus (1143-80) opposed the clergy led by the patriarch of Constantinople, Theodosius Boradiotes, in April 1180.

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Zorzi, Niccolò, “ Tomos”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 04 June 2020 <>
First published online: 2010

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