No. 274

Byzantium and the pre-Islamic Arabs: 
a selection of religious, hagiographical and ecclesiastical sources

No. 274 (2020)

by Maria Vaiou

I dedicate this work to my father, Apostolos Vaiou, who died last year.

Hagiographies, martyrologies (Byzantine, Latin, Coptic, Syriac)

Acts of martyrs=G. Hoffmann, Auszüge aus den syrischen Akten persischer Märtyrer übersetzt und durch Untersuchungen zur historischen Topographie erläutert (Leipzig, 1880). „No. 274“ weiterlesen

No. 272

A selected bibliography on Arab-Byzantine, Byzantine and Islamic coinage

No. 272 (2020)

By Maria Vaiou

  1. ‘Adawi, ‘Jerusalem, Umm Tuba’, ESI 126 (2014).
  2. V. Akopyan, F. Mosanef, ‘On the earliest coins struck at Ardabīl in the Islamic period’, JONS 203 (Spring 2010), 6-8.
  3. Album, ‘Seventh century–Part I: Islamic conquerors adapted local Byzantine coinage’, The Celator 2.4 (April 1988), pp. I, VI, XV, XVII; 2, no. 7 (July 1988).

_____, Checklist of Islamic coins, 3rd  ed. (Santa Rosa, 2011). „No. 272“ weiterlesen

No. 270

Byzantium and the pre-Islamic Arabs:
a preliminary bibliography

No. 270 (2020)

By Maria Vaiou

 I.‘Abbās, Ta’rīkh Bilād al-Shām min qabla l-Islām ḥattā bidāyat al-‘aṣr al-umawī, 600661 (Amman, 1990).

Kh. Abd el-Badea Radwan Mahmoud, ‘Tanukhs in Syria and their relationship with the Roman empire between the third and seventh centuries’, in A. al-Helabi, et al., Arabia, Greece and Byzantium. Cultural contacts in ancient and medieval times. Proceedings of the International symposium on the historical relations between Arabia, the Greek and Byzantine world (5th c.BC‒10thc. AD), vol.ii (Riyadh, 2012). 404 „No. 270“ weiterlesen

No. 262

Christian Muslim and Byzantine-Muslim religious polemic, interreligious debate, apologetics

A Bibliographical Collectiom

No. 262

By Maria Vaiou

Selected documents


Against Muammad (ca.. 10th or 11th c.), ed./Lat. tr.  PG 104, cols 1447–58.

CMR 2, 577–9.

Agallianos, Theodore (d. bef.  1474)=ed. Ch. G. Patrinelis, Ho Theodoros Agallianos kai hoi anekdotoi logoi autou [=Ὁ Θεόδωρος Ἀγαλλιανὸς ταυτιζόμενος πρὸς τὸν Θεοφάνην Μηδείας καὶ οἱ ἀνέκδοτοι λόγοι του. Μία νέα ἱστορικὴ πηγὴ περὶ τοῦ πατριαρχείου Κων/λεως κατὰ τοὺς πρώτους μετὰ τὴν ἃλωσιν χρόνους] (Athens, 1966). [apologetic logoi of 1463, status of patriarchs in the decade after the conquest of the capital] „No. 262“ weiterlesen

No. 259 (2020)

Byzantines churches or monasteries in Constantinople turned into mosques. A few examples.

No. 259 (2020)

By Maria Vaiou

Church of St. Theodore ta Karbounaria[1]  St. Theodore of Tyrone

The Molla Gürani [2]Mosque or Vefa Kilise Mosque or Kilise Camii; Molla or Malta Şemsettin Camii

Vefa Kilise In the background

The west façade from the northwest

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No. 258 (2020)

The nunnery of St. Andrew in Krisei[1] in Istanbul Khodja Muṣṭafā Mosque or Sünbül Efendi Mosque: a photographic, historical and bibliographical context

No. 258 (2020)

By Maria Vaiou


The east end of the church

The building is situated within the Koca Mustafa Paşa Külliyesi in Ali Fakih Mahallesi in the Fatih district. Northwest of the monastery of the Peribleptos The monastery was built by Arcadia (400–44) sister of emperor Theodosius II (d. 450), in honor of St. Andrew, founder of the church of Constantinople; the building was also called also Phodophylion. The monastery was later

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No. 254 (2019)

The Byzantine churches founded by the emperor Constantine (324‒37)[1]

No. 254 (2019)

By Maria Vaiou

[1] ODB, 1, 498‒500; For the churches attributed to him, see G. Dagron, Naissance d‘ une capitale: Constantinople et ses institutions (Paris, 1974), 391‒409; J. Burckhardt, The age of Constantine the Great, (1852, tr. 1960); N. Baynes, Constantine the Great and the Christian church (1929; rev. 1972); S. N. C. Lieu, and D. Montserrat, eds., Constantine, history, historiography and legend (London, 1998); T. Grünewald, Constantinus Maximus Augustus. Herrschaftspropaganda in der zeitgenuössischen Uberlieferung (1992); and P. Stephenson, Constantine: unconquered emperor,  Christian victor (London, 2009).

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No. 253 (2019)

A preliminary list of Byzantine hagiographical sources (and martyrologies) on Muslim-Byzantine relations

No. 253 (2019)

By Maria Valou

Martyrdom of Agathonikos of Jerusalem (d. 715–7), AASS Oct. IX (1858), 360–2.

EPLBHC, 1, ‘Agathonikos’, 84–5.

Akropolites, C.,  (d. before 1324), eds. J. P. Migne, and J. de Rubeis, Τοῦ σοφωτάτου κύρου Κωνσταντίνου Λογοθέτου Ἀκροπολίτου Λόγος εἰς τὸν ἃγιον Ἰωάννην τὸν Δαμασκηνόν= ‘Sapientissimi domni Constantini Logothetae Acripolitae Sermo in s. Joannem Damascenum’, PG 140 (1865), 811–86.

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