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The Syriac World

Edited by: Daniel King

Print publication date:  December  2018
Online publication date:  December  2018

Print ISBN: 9781138899018
eBook ISBN: 9781315708195
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This volume surveys the 'Syriac world', the culture that grew up among the Syriac-speaking communities from the second century CE and which continues to exist and flourish today, both in its original homeland of Syria and Mesopotamia, and in the worldwide diaspora of Syriac-speaking communities. The five sections examine the religion; the material, visual, and literary cultures; the history and social structures of this diverse community; and Syriac interactions with their neighbours ancient and modern. There are also detailed appendices detailing the patriarchs of the different Syriac denominations, and another appendix listing useful online resources for students.

The Syriac World offers the first complete survey of Syriac culture and fills a significant gap in modern scholarship. This volume will be an invaluable resource to undergraduate and postgraduate students of Syriac and Middle Eastern culture from antiquity to the modern era.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Introduction Download PDF
Chapter  1:  The Eastern Provinces of the Roman Empire in Late Antiquity Download PDF
Chapter  2:  The Sasanian Empire Download PDF
Chapter  3:  The Pre-Christian Religions of the Syriac-Speaking Regions Download PDF
Chapter  4:  The Coming of Christianity to Mesopotamia Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Forms of the Religious Life and Syriac Monasticism Download PDF
Chapter  6:  The Establishment of the Syriac Churches Download PDF
Chapter  7:  The Syriac Church Denominations Download PDF
Chapter  8:  The Syriac World in the Persian Empire Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Judaism and Syriac Christianity Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Syriac and Syrians in the Later Roman Empire Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Early Syriac Reactions to the Rise of Islam Download PDF
Chapter  12:  The Church of the East in the ╩┐Abbasid Era Download PDF
Chapter  13:  The Syriac Language in the Context of the Semitic Languages Download PDF
Chapter  14:  The Classical Syriac Language Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Writing Syriac Download PDF
Chapter  16:  the Neo-Aramaic Dialects and their Historical Background Download PDF
Chapter  17:  The Syriac Bible and its Interpretation Download PDF
Chapter  18:  The Emergence of Syriac Literature to AD 400 Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Later Syriac Poetry Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Syriac Hagiographic Literature Download PDF
Chapter  21:  the Mysticism of the Church of the East Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Theological Doctrines and Debates within Syriac Christianity Download PDF
Chapter  23:  The Liturgies of the Syriac Churches Download PDF
Chapter  24:  Historiography in the Syriac-Speaking World, 300–1000  Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Syriac Philosophy Download PDF
Chapter  26:  Syriac Medicine Download PDF
Chapter  27:  The Material Culture of the Syrian Peoples in Late Antiquity and the Evidence for Syrian Wall Paintings Download PDF
Chapter  28:  Churches in Syriac Space Download PDF
Chapter  29:  Women and Children in Syriac Christianity Download PDF
Chapter  30:  Syriac Agriculture 350–1250 Download PDF
Chapter  31:  Syriac Christianity in Central Asia Download PDF
Chapter  32:  Syriac Christianity in China Download PDF
Chapter  33:  Syriac Christianity in India Download PDF
Chapter  34:  The Renaissance of Syriac Literature in the Twelfth– Thirteenth Centuries Download PDF
Chapter  35:  Syriac in a Diverse Middle East Download PDF
Chapter  36:  The Maronite Church Download PDF
Chapter  37:  The Early Study of Syriac in Europe Download PDF
Chapter  38:  Syriac Identity in the Modern Era Download PDF
Chapter  39:  Changing Demography Download PDF
Appendix3 Download PDF
Appendix1 Download PDF
IndexMaps Download PDF
IndexSubject Download PDF
Appendix2 Download PDF
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