Posts made in February, 2018

The Syriacs of Turkey: A Religious Community on the Path of Recognition Author(s): Su Erol

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With a population not exceeding 25.000 members 1, the Syriacs are one of the non-Muslim communities along with Armenians (40.000 to 70.000)2, Greeks (5000) 3 and Jews (17.000)4 living in the contemporary Turkish Republic today. In eastern Anatolia, the group’s ancestral homeland is Tur Abdin, meaning the “Mountain of the Worshippers” in Syriac, a plateau stretching north from the Tigris River until the plain of Nisibis, south and west of Mardin, until the region of Gzirto (Cizre) east (see: Map 1), and also Diyarbakir, where the bones of the Apostle (doubting) Thomas...

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Al-Kindi’s Role in the Transmission of Greek Knowledge to the Arabs* Matti Moosa

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* This material, which is presented solely for educational/research purposes, appeared in the Journal of the Pakistan Historical Society Volume XV, Part I (January, 1967) pp. 1-18. It is a revised and expanded version of a paper delivered in a session dealing with Islamic Studies during the meetings of the American Oriental Society at Philadelphia in April 1966. The article’s Footnotes page opens in a separate window. [Page 1] The information compiled by ancient and modern writers on the life and works of Abu Yusuf Ya’qub ibn Ishaq al-Kindi, the only Muslim philosopher of Arab...

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