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 Two mēmrē
(179 words)

Two metrical poems

Dionysius bar Ṣalibi

Date: Between 1159 (when the event described in both mēmrē took place) and 1171

Original Language: Syriac


Gregory Barhebraeus (Chronicon ecclesiasticum, ed. Abbeloos and Lamy, iii, pp. 347-52) mentions Dionysius as the author of two metrical compositions on the steadfastness of a Syrian Orthodox girl who resisted pressure by Muslim doctors from Mosul to convert to Islam, as well a…

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G.B. Teule, Herman, “ Two mēmrē”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 12 August 2020 <>
First published online: 2010

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