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Mārī ibn Sulaimān
(135 words)

[German Version]

(mid-12th cent. ce), historian of the “Nestorian” Church of the East (Nestorianism) and author of the Book of the Tower, a comprehensive summa theologica in seven chapters with a historical section on the patriarchs of his church, which contains important material for the history of the relationships between the caliphs in Baghdad and the leadership of the East Syrian Church (Syria: V, 2). The chronicle extends to the time of the Catholicos/Patriarch Ebedjesus III (died Nov 25, 1148). Possibly the author was responsible only for updating the patriarchal chronicle.

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Tamcke, Martin, “Mārī ibn Sulaimān”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 28 September 2022 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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