Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500

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Yovhannēs vardapet
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A later scribal colophon appended to the martyrdom informs the reader that the original author was a certain Yovhannēs vardapet, who happened to be in the Derǰan region at that time and became an eyewitness to the events he describes. It adds that the writing was later inserted in a manuscript menologium by the scribe Karapet, from whose exemplar the current scribe copied most of the account, except for its introductory preface.

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Cowe, S. Peter, “Yovhannēs vardapet”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 18 October 2019 <>
First published online: 2010

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