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Kōnstantinos (?) Tarōneitēs

Date of Birth: Unknown: early 14th century

Place of Birth: Unknown

Date of Death: Unknown

Place of Death: Unknown


Our knowledge of Taronites derives from a letter that Gregory Palamas sent to his flock in Thessaloniki during his captivity in Ottoman Anatolia. From what Palamas says, Taronites was a Christian physician in the service of the Ottoman ruler (ho megas amēras, the great emir) Orhan I. When the…

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Vucetic, Martin, “Taronites”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 21 February 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-8054_cmri_COM_25818>
First published online: 2010

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