Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500

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Anastasius of Sinai
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Except for a short entry in the Synaxarion of Constantinople on the date of his commemoration by the Byzantines, 21 April, all the biographical data concerning Anastasius of Sinai has to be gleaned from allusions in his works, especially in his two collections of stories discussed below.

He was born in the first half of the 7th century in Amathus, a town in the south of Cyprus, and started his ecclesiastical career under the…

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Binggeli, A., “Anastasius of Sinai”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 21 February 2020 <>
First published online: 2010

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