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Joshua the Stylite, Chronicle composed in Syriac in AD 507 (1882) pp.1-76 A HISTORY OF THE TIME OF AFFLICTION AT EDESSA AND AMIDA AND THROUGHOUT ALL MESOPOTAMIA. [Translated by William Wright]

Posted by on Oct 14, 2015 in Articles, Library | Comments Off on Joshua the Stylite, Chronicle composed in Syriac in AD 507 (1882) pp.1-76 A HISTORY OF THE TIME OF AFFLICTION AT EDESSA AND AMIDA AND THROUGHOUT ALL MESOPOTAMIA. [Translated by William Wright]

Joshua the Stylite, Chronicle composed in Syriac in AD 507 (1882) pp.1-76 A HISTORY OF THE TIME OF AFFLICTION AT EDESSA AND AMIDA AND THROUGHOUT ALL MESOPOTAMIA. [Translated by William Wright] I. I have received the letter of your God-loving holiness, O most excellent of men, Sergius, priest and abbot, in which you have bidden me write for you, by way of record, (concerning the time) when the locusts came, and when the sun was darkened, and when there was earthquake and famine and pestilence, and (about) the war between the Romans and the Persians. But |2 besides these things, there were...

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THE MU‘TAZILITES – De Lacy O’lery

Posted by on Oct 13, 2015 in Articles, Library | Comments Off on THE MU‘TAZILITES – De Lacy O’lery

When the Aristotelian philosophy was first made known to the Muslim world it was received almost as a revelation supplementing the Qur’an. At that time it was very imperfectly understood and the discrepancies between it and orthodox theology were not perceived. Thus the Qur’an and Aristotle were read together and regarded as supplementing one another in perfect good faith, but inevitably the conclusions, and still more perhaps the methods, of Greek philosophy began to act as a powerful solvent on the traditional beliefs. Maqrizi refers to the Mu‘tazilites as seizing with avidity on the...

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السريان ومنطقة الجزيرة السورية

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تشمل الجزيرة السورية المنطقة الشرقية والشمالية الشرقية من سورية، أي محافظات الرقة ودير الزور والحسكة، وبمساحة تبلغ نحو ثلث مساحة سورية، ممتدة على أراضي الجزيرة السورية وجزءاً من البادية الشامية في محافظتي الرقة وديرالزور، امتدت تلك المنطقة من الحدود التركية شمالاً والحدود العراقية شرقاً وحتى حدود محافظة حلب من الغرب...

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The Dignity of the Individual and of Peoples: The Contribution of Mesopotamia and of Syriac Heritage Joseph Yacoub

Posted by on Oct 13, 2015 in Library | Comments Off on The Dignity of the Individual and of Peoples: The Contribution of Mesopotamia and of Syriac Heritage Joseph Yacoub

SOURCE: Diogenes (International Council for Philosophy and Humanistic Studies) 54 no3 19-37 2007 ‘Respect engenders favour.’ Babylonian precept ‘Do not gather riches, for fear that your heart be perverted. … To one who is just, succour must be brought; All those who stand opposed will go to their ruin.’ The Wisdom of Ahikar the Assyrian Dignity — a fundamental notion The notion of dignity is primordial for upon it rests the basis of the various categories of human rights.(FN1) It stands as an intrinsic, universal, untouchable and inalienable value, whatever...

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THE TRANSLATORS – De Lacy O’lery

Posted by on Oct 10, 2015 in Articles, Library | Comments Off on THE TRANSLATORS – De Lacy O’lery

One of the first and most significant indications of the new orientation of Muslim thought was the extensive production of Arabic translations of works dealing with philosophical and scientific subjects, with the result that eighty years after the f all of the ‘Umayyads the Arabic speaking world possessed Arabic translations of the greater part of the works of Aristotle, of the leading neo-Platonic commentators, of some of the works of Plato, of the greater part of the works of Galen, and portions of other medical writers and their commentators, as well as of other Greek scientific works...

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