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The Life of John of Edessa

Date of Birth: Perhaps 8th c.

Place of Birth: Perhaps Edessa

Date of Death: Perhaps 9th c.

Place of Death: Perhaps Edessa


The anonymous author of the Life of John of Edessa seems to have been active in about 900, perhaps in Edessa. Beyond this, nothing else about him is known.

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J. Lamoreaux and H. Khairallah, ‘The Arabic version of the Life of John of Ede…

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Lamoreaux, John C., “Unknown author”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 07 May 2021 <>
First published online: 2010

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