Posts made in January, 2016

O SPIRITO ECUMENICO DI – MAR MIKHAIL AL-KEBIR

Posted by on Jan 21, 2016 in Library | Comments Off on O SPIRITO ECUMENICO DI – MAR MIKHAIL AL-KEBIR

e le circostanze politiche e sociali che lo favorirono Introduzione I Dice Mar Mikhail nella Prefazione al Libro delle Cronache : Ho scritto cio’ che ho ritenuto utile e conveniente affine di svegliare la pigrizia mortale di molti, e per dissipare le tenebre dell’ignoranza. Lascio questo tesoro alla Chiesa e ai maestri dei Figli della Nuova Sion; cosi’ potro’ sopravvivere al mio tempo. Pastore zelante e maestro illuminato del suo gregge, Mar Mikhail, animato da profondo spirito apostolico, scrive le Cronache con l’intento preciso di insegnare ai suoi fedeli, ai Figli della Nuova...

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MICHAEL THE SYRIAN AS A SOURCE FOR ECONOMIC HISTORY – Dr. Michael G. Morony

Posted by on Jan 21, 2016 in Library | Comments Off on MICHAEL THE SYRIAN AS A SOURCE FOR ECONOMIC HISTORY – Dr. Michael G. Morony

Prepared for the Symposium on Mor Michael the syrian Damascus, October !-8, 1999 Claude Cahen, in a famous article, analyzed economic conditions in the Jazira’ in the third quarter of the eighth century C.E. based on information in the Syriac Chronicle of Zugnin. In partial homage to his work the object here is to evaluate the economic information contained in the monumental universal history of the Syrian Orthodox Patriarch, Michael the Syrian (1166-1199). Most of this information concerns conditions affecting agricultural production, livestock, the labor force, property, and commerce...

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ARABIC ISLAMIC CONQUESTS IN THE CHRONICLE OF SAINT MICHAEL THE GREAT Archbishop George Saliba

Posted by on Jan 21, 2016 in Library | Comments Off on ARABIC ISLAMIC CONQUESTS IN THE CHRONICLE OF SAINT MICHAEL THE GREAT Archbishop George Saliba

Syrian Orthodox Bishop of Mount Lebanon -The book is substantial and great since the beginning of creation until 1193, but therein you read about events which happened in 1195. -It deals with history in general but particularly the church, and the mention of political events and news of wars and kings is often mentioned in connection with the church. -History adopts many calendars, of which the years of creation.. The foundation of Babel.. The incarnation of God in the flesh… The history or Greece, which starts with Alexander in 311 BC which is adopted in the book, and which is adopted...

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Originality and Function of Formal Structures in the Chronicle of Michael the Great – Dorothea WELTECKE

Posted by on Jan 21, 2016 in Library | Comments Off on Originality and Function of Formal Structures in the Chronicle of Michael the Great – Dorothea WELTECKE

Abstract The world chronicle or the universal chronography by Michael the Great is the most voluminous historical work written within the Syriac Orthodox tradition. Usually its content is used to gain historical data, either about events it is dealing with or about its sources. In the present paper some suggestions are made to read the work as a historical achievement in its own right. Though very different from each other, both modern and post-modern thinking often evaluate historiography – at least historiography written by others – with categories developed for poetic...

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Entry EDESSA IN THE ERA OF PATRIARCH MICHAEL THE SYRIAN – Rev. Joseph Tarzi, Ph.D.

Posted by on Jan 21, 2016 in Library | Comments Off on Entry EDESSA IN THE ERA OF PATRIARCH MICHAEL THE SYRIAN – Rev. Joseph Tarzi, Ph.D.

INTRODUCTION The year 1999 not only marked the 800th anniversary of the departure of Patriarch Michael the Great, but also the 7Sth anniversary of the forced mass-exodus of the Syrian Orthodox people of Edessa, and the movement of the Syrian Church of Edessa to Aleppo, Syria. In an attempt to combine the two occasions, I chose the topic of my paper to be “Edessa at the time of Patriarch Michael the Great.” Although Patriarch Michael was born in 1126, and died in 1199, the period covered in this presentation is almost entirely the 12th century, that is from the year 1100 to 1200...

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