Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500

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Yaḥyā ibn Saʿīd al-Anṭākī
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Yaḥyā ibn Saʿīd al-Anṭakī was a Melkite Christian historian known to posterity because of the work usually called Kitāb al-dhayl or simply Dhayl, ‘Sequel’ – that is, to the well-known Annals of Saʿīd ibn Baṭrīq (q.v.). One puzzle for Yaḥyā’s biographers is the question: Is he, or is he not, to be identified with the Melkite physician and apologist known as Abū l-Faraj Yaḥyā ibn Saʿīd ibn Yaḥyā (q.v.…

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N. Swanson, Mark, “Yaḥyā ibn Saʿīd al-Anṭākī”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 29 October 2020 <>
First published online: 2010

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