The text is untitled, but begins: ‘This is the account of the martyrdom of the noble Saint Anthony’’
(1,215 words)



The Martyrdom of Anthony (Rawḥ al-Qurashī)

Unknown author

Date: Early 9th c.

Original Language: Arabic

Description

The text tells the story of Rawḥ al-Qurashī, nephew of the Caliph Hārūn al-Rashīd, who used to witness activities at the Church of St Theodore near his home in Damascus. On occasion, he would enter the church and desecrate the elements, tear down the crosses, and commit other acts of vandalism. One day, infu…

Cite this page
Vila, David H., “ The text is untitled, but begins: ‘This is the account of the martyrdom of the noble Saint Anthony’’”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 22 February 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-8054_cmri_COM_23613>
First published online: 2010



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