In this hymn, Manuel prays to the Mother of God to free the people of God from misfortune, and to accord her city victory over the enemy. He asks her to cause the hostile khan (chaganos), who is attacking the city so brutally, to disappear just as his father did (the khan is evidently the Ottoman Musa, his father Bayazid I…
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“ Kanōn paraklētikos eis tēn hyperagian hēmōn Despoinan Theotokon hyper tōn nun peristaseōn”, in:
Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas.
Consulted online on 25 April 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-8054_cmri_COM_25812>