The Early Study of Syriac in Europe

Authored by: Robert J. Wilkinson

The Syriac World

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

Print ISBN: 9781138899018
eBook ISBN: 9781315708195
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The following chapter attempts a narrative account of European Syriac Studies from the Fifth Lateran Council to the London Polyglot Bible. The major scholars are briefly placed in their historical and intellectual context, and their relevant work on Syriac is reviewed. Attention is paid to the confessional allegiances of the scholars, their various purposes in studying Syriac, and some of the notions they entertained about the language and its significance.

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