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Title The Syriac world / edited by Daniel King
Published Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2019
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Description 1 online resource (xxxiii, 842 pages) : illustrations, maps
Series The Routledge worlds
Routledge worlds.
Contents Part 1. Backgrounds. The eastern provinces of the Roman Empire in Late Antiquity / Muriel Debié -- The Sasanian Empire / Touraj Daryaee. Part 2. The Syriac world in Late Antiquity. The pre-Christian religions of the Syriac speaking regions / John F. Healey -- The coming of Christianity to Mesopotamia / David G. K. Taylor -- Forms of the religious life and Syriac monasticism / Florence Jullien -- The establishment of the Syriac churches / Volker Menze -- The Syriac church denominations: an overview / Dietmar W. Winkler -- The Syriac world in the Persian Empire / Geoffrey Herman -- Judaism and Syriac Christianity / Michal Bar-Asher Siegal -- Syriac and Syrians in the later Roman Empire: questions of identity / Nathanael Andrade -- Early Syriac reactions to the rise of Islam / Michael Penn -- The church of the east in the ʿAbassid Era / David Wilmshurst. Part 3. The Syriac language. The Syriac language in the context of the Semitic languages / Holger Gzella -- The classical Syriac language / Aaron Michael Butts -- Writing Syriac: manuscripts and inscriptions / Françoise Briquel-Chatonnet -- The Neo-Aramaic dialects and their historical background / Geoffrey Khan. Part 4. Syriac literary, artistic and material culture in late antiquity. The Syriac bible and its interpretation / Jonathan Loopstra -- The emergence of Syriac literature to AD 400 / Ute Possekel -- Later Syriac poetry / Sebastian P. Brock -- Syriac hagiographic literature / Jeanne-Nicole Mellon Saint-Laurent -- The mysticism of the church of the east / Adrian Pirtea -- Theological doctrines and debates within Syriac Christianity / Theresia Hainthaler -- The liturgies of the Syriac churches / Fr Baby Varghese -- Historiography in the Syriac-speaking world, 300-1000 / Philip Wood -- Syriac philosophy / John W. Watt -- Syriac medicine / Grigory Kessel -- The material culture of the Syrian peoples in Late Antiquity and the evidence for Syrian wall paintings / Emma Loosley -- Churches in Syriac space: architectural and liturgical context and development / Widad Khoury -- Women and children in Syriac Christianity: sounding voices / Susan Ashbrook Harvey -- Syriac agriculture 350-1250 / Michael Decker. Part 5. Syriac Christianity beyond the ancient world. Syriac Christianity in Central Asia / Mark Dickens -- Syriac Christianity in China / Hidemi Takahashi -- Syriac Christianity in India / István Perczel -- The renaissance of Syriac literature in the 12th-13th centuries / Dorothea Weltecke and Helen Younansardaroud -- Syriac in a diverse Middle East: From the Mongol Ilkhanate to Ottoman dominance, 1286-1517 / Thomas A. Carlson -- The Maronite church / Shafiq Abouzayd -- The early study of Syriac in Europe / Robert J. Wilkinson -- Syriac identity in the modern era / Heleen Murre-van den Berg -- Changing demography: Christians in Iraq since 1991 / Erica Hunter. Appendices. . I. The patriarchs of the Church of the East -- II. West Syrian patriarchs and maphrians -- III. Online resources for the study of the Syriac world
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Notes Description based on online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on December 17, 2018)
Subject Syriac Christians -- History
Syriac language -- History
Syriac literature -- History and criticism.
Syrian language -- History
Syrians -- Civilization
Syrians -- Asia -- History
Syriac Christians.
Syriac language.
Syriac literature.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
Author King, Daniel, 1977- editor.
LC no. 2018019801
ISBN 1315708191