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Author Wood, Philip, 1982-

Title The chronicle of Seert : Christian historical imagination in late antique Iraq / Philip Wood
Published Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2013
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Description 1 online resource (xiv, 305 pages) : map (black and white)
Series Oxford early Christian studies
Oxford early Christian studies.
Contents Introduction -- Collaborators and dissidents: writing the hagiographies of the fifth-century persecutions -- The martyrs and the catholicos: the Acts of the Symeon and their reinvention -- The patriarchal histories: genesis of a centralizing narrative -- The church and the world -- Roman ecclesiastical history in the Sasanian world: reception, adaptation, and reaction -- Beyond Ctesiphon: monasteries and aristocrats in the Christian histories -- The last great war of antiquity: the reaction of Christian Iraq -- The Church of Baghdad: a new past for Christian Iraq -- Conclusions -- Episcopal and regnal lists -- Synods of the Church of the East -- History-writing in the Church of the East -- Contents of the Chronicle of Seert
Summary This book examines the cultural and political history of the Church of the East, the main Christian church in Iraq and Iran. Philip Wood uses medieval Arabic sources to examine history-writing by Christians in the fifth to ninth centuries AD
Analysis Arabic
East-West contact
Late Antiquity
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes English
Online resource; title from home page (viewed on September 2, 2013)
Subject Church of the East.
Chronique de Séert.
Iraq -- Church history -- Historiography.
Iraq -- Church history.
Genre/Form Church history.
Form Electronic book
Author Oxford University Press.
ISBN 0191760706 (electronic bk.)
9780191760709 (electronic bk.)