Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500

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Michael, Bishop of Atrīb and Malīj
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Mīkhāʾīl’s full name is not known, and this creates a problem for the identification of the writings attributed to him. All that is known is that he had discussions with a Muslim jurist in Alexandria in April or May 1246 and in August 1247. A few years earlier, in 1242/3, he had begun writing his treatises. Later, sometime after 1250, he became bishop of Atrīb andMalīj,…

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Awad, Wadi, “Michael, Bishop of Atrīb and Malīj”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 08 May 2021 <>
First published online: 2010

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