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 Passio Sancti Maximiliani

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The Passion of St Maximilian Unknown author Date: 8th or 9th c. Original Language: Latin Description This passion purports to describe the trial at Tebessa in the Roman province of Africa of a young conscript by the name of Maximilian who refused to accept military service and so was condemned to death on 12 March 295. It is an extremely short work (3-4 pages) whose simplicity has generally led to its acceptance as a reliable account of the death of a genuine Christian martyr in 295. Significance While the passion does not mention Islam, it has recently been argued that it is bett…

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Author(s): Woods, David
The Passion of St Maximilian Date of Birth: Unknown Place of Birth: Unknown Date of Death: Unknown Place of Death: Unknown Biography   Primary Sources of Information   Secondary Sources of Information   Works on Christian-Muslim Relations Passio Sancti Maximiliani David Woods

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The Passion of the sixty martyrs of Gaza Date of Birth: Unknown Place of Birth: Unknown Date of Death: Unknown Place of Death: Unknown Biography   Primary Sources of Information   Secondary Sources of Information   Works on Christian-Muslim Relations Passio sexaginta martyrum qui passi sunt a Sarracenis (the original Greek title is lost) David Woods

 Passio sexaginta martyrum qui passi sunt a Sarracenis (the original Greek title is lost)

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Author(s): Woods, David
Legenda Sancti Floriani et sociorum suorumThe Passion of the sixty martyrs who suffered under the SaracensThe Story of Saint Florian and his companions Unknown author Date: Mid-7th c. Original Language: Greek Description The original Greek text seems to have described the execution of sixty Byzantine soldiers who refused to convert to Islam following their capture in Gaza, probably in 639. An Arab commander called Ammiras, perhaps identifiable as ʿĀmir ibn ʿAbdallāh ibn al-Jarrāḥ, ordered the execution of a first group of ten …