Posts made in September, 2016

A’yan al-Suryan (Syrian Notable Men) / Ignatius Aphram Barsoum I, Patriarch of Antioch and All the East / Translated by Dr. Matti Moosa

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A’yan al-Suryan (Syrian Notable Men) As faithful clerics and religious men of different ranks have shone in the firmament, for whose prominence the Syrian church can vie with other nations, so also flourished distinguished learned laymen and leaders who have taken long strides in noble traits.  Among these, who have been immortalized in history, were Butrus (Peter), son of Yusuf of Homs; Iyawannis al-Rasafi; the Family of Ayyar; the Family of Gomya; the Family of Tell Mahre; the Family of ‘Arabi, son of Cosmas of Edessa; the leader Ibrahim, son of Yeshu’; the leader Marutha, son of...

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A Shining Page of the History of the Diocese of Diyarbakr (Amid) / Ignatius Aphram Barsoum I, Patriarch of Antioch and All the East / Translated by Dr. Matti Moosa

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A Shining Page of the History of the Diocese of Diyarbakr (Amid) Introduction By virtue of its history and antiquities, Amid (not Omid), which is Diyarbakr, is one of the most ancient major and famous cities of Beth Nahrin (Mesopotamia). The Turks called it Qara Amid (Black Amid) because of its black stones. It is often mentioned in both Syriac and Arabic historical accounts as the City of Glory. [ See Syriac handwritten antiquities in Diyarbakr.] Yaqut al-Hamawi said, “Amid is a fortified town, built mostly with black stones. Its elevation is like a crescent, encircled by the Tigris...

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A Glimpse of the History of the Syrian Nation in Iraq / SYRIAN DIOCESES Ignatius Aphram Barsoum I, Translated by Dr. Matti Moosa

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SYRIAN DIOCESES Ignatius Aphram Barsoum I, Patriarch of Antioch and All the East Translated and with an Introduction by Dr. Matti Moosa (Lum’a fi Tarikh al-Umma al-Suryaniyya fi al-Iraq) A Glimpse of the History of the Syrian Nation in Iraq We were requested by our spiritual son, the half-deacon Ni’mat Allah Denno,  [Later archdeacon. He died in 1951. Tr] to write a brief tract on the history of our holy church in Iraq. So we derived from our histories the following chapters. Also, in response to the desire of many noble Iraqis, we decided to publish the tract in the Patriachal Magazine...

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Historical Evidence forClimate Instabilityand EnvironmentalCatastrophes inNorthern Syria and the Jazira:The Chronicle o fMichael MAGNUSWIDELL

Posted by on Sep 16, 2016 in Library | Comments Off on Historical Evidence forClimate Instabilityand EnvironmentalCatastrophes inNorthern Syria and the Jazira:The Chronicle o fMichael MAGNUSWIDELL

Historical Evidence for Climate Instabiluityand Environmental Catastrophes inNorthern Syria and the Jazira:The Chronicle of Michael the Syrian MAGNUS WIDELL Oriental Institute University ofChicago 1155E. 58thStreet Chicago, IL 60637, USA Email: widell@uchicago.edu ABSTRACT Significant cataclysms occurred frequently throughout the history of northern Syria and the Jazira, and had severe short-and long-term implications on the region’s economy and the social structure.This paper uses theChronicle of Michael theSyrian, a Patriarch ofAntioch in the late twelfthcenturya.D.,...

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BAR HEBRAEUS’ BOOK OF THE PUPILS OF THE EYE BY HERMAN F. JANSSENS University of Liege, Belgium

Posted by on Sep 7, 2016 in Library | Comments Off on BAR HEBRAEUS’ BOOK OF THE PUPILS OF THE EYE BY HERMAN F. JANSSENS University of Liege, Belgium

BAR HEBRAEUS’ BOOK OF THE PUPILS OF THE EYE BY HERMAN F. JANSSENS University of Liege, Belgium I. THE BOOK OF THE PUPILS OF THE EYE The ?I 1= ., or Book of the Pupils of the Eye, one of Bar Hebraeus’ minor writings, is a compendium of logic, dealing, in a succinct way, with the essential points of Aristotle’s Organon. It has been asserted that the title of this little treatise has bearing upon the exceptional value of its contents, logic being, according to medieval views on the subject, the most important part of philosophy, and, indeed, almost as precious as eyesight...

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