George Hamartolos

   His world chronicle (q.v.) from Adam to 842 is one of the few contemporary historical sources for the period 813-842. Nothing is known about him, except that he was a monk, referred to as George the Monk. He is also referred to as George Hamartolos (hamartolos means "sinner"). Certainly his major concerns have to do with issues affecting monasticism (q.v.) and the church, e.g., Iconoclasm and Islam (qq.v.). His chief sources for Byzantine affairs are Theophanes, Malalas, and Symeon Logothetes (qq.v.). A continuation of his chronicle, some versions of which extend to 1143, is often attributed to Symeon Logothete (q.v.).

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