Posts made in August, 2015

The Survivals of the Ancient Syrian and Mesopotamian Intellectual Traditions in the Writings of Ephrem Syrus/ Amar Annus, Tartu

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The Survivals of the Ancient Syrian and Mesopotamian Intellectual Traditions in the Writings of Ephrem Syrus Amar Annus, Tartu1 Two last decades have witnessed a major growth of interest in studies on Ephrem, the Syrian Church Father of the fourth century (303–373). Before that, the writings of Ephrem were mostly a business exclusively for Syriologists, and Ephrem’s texts seldom reached to outside world, for example to the historians of comparative religion. It is true that the writings of Ephrem and other early Syr- ian Church fathers are of much potential interest to modern scholars of...

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At the Banquet of Cultures: Mesopotamia’s Heritage in Arabic Times/ CAROLINE JANSSEN Ghent

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CAROLINE JANSSEN Ghent At the Banquet of Cultures: Mesopotamia’s Heritage in Arabic Times In regions like Mesopotamia with its heterogeneous population, ideologies of tolerance and universalism were useful tools to unite the different ethnic groups.1 Such ideologies are an inter- cultural phenomenon in se, and vital to societies with complex histories and foundations. A common language, politi- cal ideas and religion are important in- gredients to create a feeling of together- ness. In this paper we explore the idea that such ideologies can be transplanted from one empire to another, and...

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On the Role of Aramaic in Transmitting Syro-Mesopotamian Legal Institutions/ BARUCH A. LEVINE New York

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BARUCH A. LEVINE New York On the Role of Aramaic in Transmitting Syro-Mesopotamian Legal Institutions Iam happy to be returning to one of my very first scholarly interests, the survival of ancient Near Eastern civi- lization, thanks to the agenda adopted by the initiators of the MELAMMU project. The many-faceted study by S. Alvesen, “The Legacy of Babylon and Nineveh in Aramaic Sources,” (1998) has illustrated the possibilities of searching for ancient themes in later sources. My Phd Disserta- tion (Brandeis, 1962) had dealt with a number of technical terms that had skipped, or had...

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Bar Hebraeus’ Chronography The History of the Crusades Translated from Syriac by Ernest A. Wallis Budge

Posted by on Aug 10, 2015 in Library | Comments Off on Bar Hebraeus’ Chronography The History of the Crusades Translated from Syriac by Ernest A. Wallis Budge

Oxford University Press London 1932 X And in this year, which is the year fourteen hundred and eight of the GREEKS (A.D. 1097), two Frankish kings, and seven Counts, sallied forth, and they came against ANTIOCH and took it from [264] the TURKS. The reason for their expedition was as follows: When the TURCOMANS were ruling over SYRIA, and PALESTINE, and all the [other] countries, they made the Christians who were coming to pray in JERUSALEM to suffer very many serious evils, and especially those who were coming from ROME (RHOMI) and other countries of ITALY. Then the FRANKS became filled with...

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الدولة العاشرة المنتقلة إلى ملوك المغول من هولاكو…. الى ارغون ايلخان غريغوريوس ابن العبري

Posted by on Aug 10, 2015 in Articles, Library | Comments Off on الدولة العاشرة المنتقلة إلى ملوك المغول من هولاكو…. الى ارغون ايلخان غريغوريوس ابن العبري

” هولاكو بن تولي خان ” ولما ملك هولاكو بغداد ورتب بها الشحاني والولاة أنفذ بدر الدين لؤلؤ صاحب الموصل إليه ابنه الملك الصالح اسمعيل ومعه جماعة من عسكره نجدةً له. فأظهر له هولاكو عبسة وقال : أنتم بعد في شك من أمرنا ومطلتم نفوسكم يوماً بعد يوم وقدمتم رجلاً وأخرتم أخرى لتنظروا من الظافر بصاحبه فلو انتصر الخليفة وخذلنا لكان...

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