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Buṭrus Sawīrus al-Jamīl
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Louis Cheikho (and Kāmil Nakhla after him) counts Buṭrus among 14th-century authors, though this is unlikely since he is mentioned by Abū l-Barakāt, who died in 1324. Graf places him among 13th-century authors, which is confirmed by his writings.

Among the chronological indications for Buṭrus’ life are the following. He says that he writes more than 300 years after the first great schism of the Eastern Churc…

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Awad, Wadi, “Buṭrus Sawīrus al-Jamīl”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 08 May 2021 <>
First published online: 2010

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