Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500

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 Passio Pelagii
(1,091 words)

The Passion of Pelagius


Date: Before 967

Original Language: Latin


The Passio Pelagii tells the story of the young Pelagius, nephew of Bishop Ermogius of Tuy in Galicia. In 920, Ermogius was captured in battle, and his ten-year-old nephew Pelagius was sent to Cordova as a hostage in his place, only to be martyred in 925, when he was not yet 14 years old, because he refused to yield to the advances of the emir.

The Passio Pelagii (BHL 6617) is a fairly short text of …

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Henriet, P., “ Passio Pelagii”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 13 August 2020 <>
First published online: 2010

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