Mari ibn Sulayman
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ca ad 1140. Iraq. Mari composed his history around the 1140s as part of a longer work, the Book of the Tower, a collection of encyclopaedic texts that described and defended the theology, liturgy and religious traditions of the Church of the East, for which a number of eighteenth century manuscripts survive (e.g. Paris, BnF, Arabe 190). Mari's Arabic text relies on many of the same Syriac sources used by the other medieval compilations of the Church, though his translations seem, at first glance, to be independent. …

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Wood, Philip, “Mari ibn Sulayman”, in: Encyclopedia of the Medieval Chronicle, Edited by: Graeme Dunphy, Cristian Bratu. Consulted online on 12 December 2018 <>
First published online: 2016

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