Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500

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 Passio Sancti Maximiliani
(430 words)

The Passion of St Maximilian

Unknown author

Date: 8th or 9th c.

Original Language: Latin


This passion purports to describe the trial at Tebessa in the Roman province of Africa of a young conscript by the name of Maximilian who refused to accept military service and so was condemned to death on 12 March 295. It is an extremely short work (3-4 pages) whose simplicity has generally led to its acceptance as a reliable account of the death of a genuine Christian martyr in 295.


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Woods, David, “ Passio Sancti Maximiliani”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 29 September 2020 <>
First published online: 2010

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