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An anonymous Jacobite author

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Author(s): Suermann, Harald
Date of Birth: Unknown Place of Birth: Unknown Date of Death: Unknown Place of Death: Unknown Biography The author of this fragment is unknown, although from the arguments he chooses in the debate with his Muslim opponent he was evidently a Jacobite. While the manuscript stems from the 17th century, the author could have lived much earlier.   Primary Sources of Information Secondary Sources of Information Works on Christian-Muslim Relations Fragment of a controversial dialogue between an anonymous Jacobite and a Muslim Harald Suermann

 Fragment of a controversial dialogue between an anonymous Jacobite and a Muslim

(301 words)

Author(s): Suermann, Harald
- An anonymous Jacobite author Date: Unknown Original Language: Arabic Description MS Gotha ar. 2882 contains a fragment of a controversy between an anonymous Jacobite and a Muslim. The manuscript, which is a collection of several pieces, was written at the end of the 17th century in an unknown place. It contains stories treating very different subjects, mainly legends of biblical figures and saints, but also disputes and a homily. Most of them can be dated to the 14th century, but the period covered ranges from the 12th to the 17th century. The provenance of the manuscript collectio…