Posts made in May, 2016

John of Ephesus (d. 587)

Posted by on May 11, 2016 in Library | Comments Off on John of Ephesus (d. 587)

John of Ephesus (d. 587) One of the famous dignitaries of his time and the author of interesting historical writings, he was an indefatigable and industrious man, and above all, a propagandist and active missionary of Christianity.246 John was most likely born at Agel in the province of Amid around the year 507. He came close to death when he was two years old, but was healed by the prayer of Mar Marun, the stylite ascetic in the Monastery of Ara Rabtha (The Great Land) at Agel. When he was four years old, his family sent him to Marun’s monastery in compliance with the ascetic’s...

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سعيد اسحق رئيسا للجمهورية في سوريا لساعات فقط

Posted by on May 7, 2016 in Library | Comments Off on سعيد اسحق رئيسا للجمهورية في سوريا لساعات فقط

إدمون اسحق سعيد اسحق رئيسا للجمهورية في سوريا لساعات فقط في تاريخ محافظة “الحسكة” رجال أشداء كتبوا مسيرة حياتهم بالعرق والدم ليحيا الوطن عزيزاً كريماً، ومن هؤلاء “سعيد اسحق” البرلماني العريق القادم إلى “دمشق” من “ماردين”، “الوطني إلى حد الإدمان” بحسب قول “شمس الدين العجلاني”. كان لنا حديث مع...

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

Posted by on May 5, 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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The Reverend George Percy Badger and the Syrian Orthodox communities of the Tur Abdin. Contact with the Protestant West and its consequences – Professor Robert Brenton Betts,

Posted by on May 5, 2016 in Library | Comments Off on The Reverend George Percy Badger and the Syrian Orthodox communities of the Tur Abdin. Contact with the Protestant West and its consequences – Professor Robert Brenton Betts,

American University of Beirut. To be read at the Symposium on Mor Michael the Syrian, October 1-8, at Saint Ephrem Theological Seminary, Ma’arat Saydnaya, Syria. Mor Michael the Syrian is best known for his Chronicles which are a major source of how Muslims and non-Catholic Christians of his time viewed the era of the Crusades. Today I would like to address a later crusade, about which Michael would have had equal, if not stronger, reservations, that of the missions of the Church of Rome, beginning in the middle of the 16th century, and later the various Protestant sects of Britain and...

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