Read April 23, 1914.) In I858 Paul de Lagarde published in his “Analecta Syriaca” a short dialogue entitled “Socrates.” The only known copy is found in that precious Nitrian codex of the British Museum (Add. I4658) which also contains, besides other philosophical works, the only existing texts of the Bardaisanian “Book of the Laws of the Countries ” and ” The Oration of Melito before Antoninus Caesar.” Notwithstanding the unusual intrinsic interest of the “Socrates,” it has been, so far as I have been able to ascertain, quite...Read More
Rise and Fall of the Church of the East in China/Tranlsations of the Sutras by Eva Wong, Li Rong Rong and Martin Palmer.
Text Introduction Origins of the Nestorian Church Rediscovery (Martin Palmer) The Church, the Tang Dynasty, and After The Missionary Jesus Sutras The Liturgical Sutras The Stone Sutra Reflection Bibliography Illustrations China Part of the Silk Roads Da Qin Pagoda (drawing) Tang Dynasty China Introduction The story of the mission of the Church of the East into China and its adaptation into an indigenous Church is a one of attachment of a faith to a culture and its authorities. To some extent this experience is a demonstration how a faith identifies and partly changes an identified core...Read More
Journal of World History Volume 21, Number 1, March 2010 Reviewed by Lis Brack-Bernsen/University of Regensburg
Reviewed by Lis Brack-Bernsen/University of Regensburg Mathematics in Ancient Iraq: A Social History. By Eleanor Robson. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, 2008. 472 pp. $49.50 (cloth). In this monumental book, the author includes all 957 cuneiform tablets (published before 2007) that in some way or other are concerned with mathematics in a broad sense: accounts, metrological lists, arithmetical lists or tablets, calculations and diagrams, and all kinds of mathematical exercises (word problems or model documents) as well as mathematical astronomy. By so doing, Eleanor Robson for the...Read More