Matt‘ēos Uṛhayets‘i Date of Birth: Unknown; before 1100 Place of Birth: Unknown Date of Death: Unknown; possibly by 1138 Place of Death: Unknown; probably Edessa
The only information about the life of Matthew of Edessa is contained in his one surviving work, the Chronicle (Zhamanakagrut‘iwn). He was a priest, and probably a lifelong resident of the city of Edessa (modern Urfa in Turkey). Writing in the 1130s, h…
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L. Andrews, Tara,
“Matthew of Edessa”, in:
Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas.
Consulted online on 20 February 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-8054_cmri_COM_22479>