Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900

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Priest Yovhannēs
(130 words)


The author identifies himself by name and ecclesiastical rank in the third verse from the end of his work, and in the acrostic formed by the first letter of the first line in each stanza. His familiarity with the intricacies of the trial mentioned in the poem and the various high officials involved, as well as his reference in the twelfth stanza to the three ecclesiasti…

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Cowe, Peter, “Priest Yovhannēs”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 18 October 2019 <>
First published online: 2015

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