Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500

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 Vkayabanut‘iwn Yovhannēsi mankan Xlat‘ec‘woy
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'Martyrology of the youth Yovhannēs Xlat‘ec‘i'

Martyrology of the Youth Yovhannēs Xlat‘ec‘i

Date: About 1438

Original Language: Armenian


The text relates the case of a 20-year-old Christian Armenian youth, Yovhannēs, from the important city of Xlat‘/Ahlat on the western shore of Lake Van. Trained as a bard, he was much sought after for his art by both the Christian and Muslim communities, and he frequently perfo…

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Cowe, S. Peter, “ Vkayabanut‘iwn Yovhannēsi mankan Xlat‘ec‘woy”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 05 July 2020 <>
First published online: 2010

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