A practice


  • Greek: παλλακίδας, παλλακίδων = pallakidas, pallakidōn 1
  • Syriac: ܕܪ̈ܘܟܬܐ = DRWKTʾ 2

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Event mentioned by Laonikos Chalkokondyles.1 before 14641464-1468mid-late 15th C2014
Events mentioned by Michael the Syrian2 before 11991195-1199?15982009


  • 1concubines: Laonikos Chalkokondyles, The Histories, ed. Anthony Kaldellis (Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 2014), para. 3.16 [Greek with English translation].
  • 2Gregorios Yuhanna Ibrahim, ed., The Edessa-Aleppo Syriac Codex of the Chronicle of Michael the Great (Piscataway, N.J.: Gorgias Press, 2009), 410 [Syriac].
    • concubines: J.-B. Chabot, trans., Chronique de Michel le Syrien (Paris: Ernest Leroux, 1901), II, 405 [French].

How to Cite This Entry

Thomas A. Carlson, Josh Kuch, and Jessica Mutter, “concubinage” in Thomas A. Carlson, ed. Historical Index of the Medieval Middle East, last modified September 16, 2021,

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  • Thomas A. Carlson: Data merging and XML; categorization, matching, Greek collection and transliteration from Chalkokondyles' history; and matching, Syriac name collection and transliteration from Michael's chronicle
  • Josh Kuch: categorization from Chalkokondyles' history
  • Jessica Mutter: matching from Michael's chronicle
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