Books

We have selected and re-published a number of books that are key to understanding more about the Syriac culture and tradition.

HISTORIA DEL PRIMER GENOCIDIO MODERNO El Imperio Otomano, los sirios y los armenios (1914-1918)

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HISTORIA DEL PRIMER GENOCIDIO MODERNO El Imperio Otomano, los sirios y los armenios (1914-1918) SyriacStudies www.syriacstudies.com HISTORIA DEL PRIMER GENOCIDIO MODERNO El Imperio Otomano, los sirios y los armenios (1914-1918) © The American Foundation of Syriac Studies Titulo original: The Syrian-Armenian Tragedy (1914-1918) Todos los derechos reservados, incluidos el derecho de reproducir este libro o partes de él por cualquier medio, incluidos la reprografía y el tratamiento informático, sin permiso previo de la Fundación. Impreso en Estados Unidos de América Traducción y notas de...

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Bardesan, Dialogue on Fate / The Book of the Laws of the Countries

Posted by on Dec 19, 2016 in Articles, Books, Library | Comments Off on Bardesan, Dialogue on Fate / The Book of the Laws of the Countries

This text was transcribed by Roger Pearse, Ipswich, UK A FEW days ago we went up to visit Shemashgram,2 our brother. And Bardesan came and found us there; and when he had felt him, and seen that he was well, he asked us, “What were you talking about, for I heard your voice from without as I was coming in?” For he was accustomed, whenever he found us talking about any thing before him, to ask us, “What were you saying?” that he might converse with us about it. We therefore said to him,” This Avida was saying to us: ‘That if God he one, as you say, and He...

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The Chronicle of Edessa

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                                                   The Chronicle of Edessa The Chronicle of Edessa is a history from the beginning of the kingdom of Edessa in the year 180 of the Greeks to the time of the Persian war between Justinian and Chosroes, in the year 540 A.D. The author’s name is unknown, but it is believed that he lived about 550 A.D. and was of the Catholic faith. The Chronicle of Edessa has benefited early Christian writers, as well as Moses of Chorene, Eusebius of Caesarea, and of course, present-day historians. 1. In the year 180 kings began to rule...

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THE APOLOGY OF AL-KINDI by Anton Tien DIALOGUE The ‘ABBASID ‘Abdullah b. Ismail al-Hashimi

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c.820 A.D. Al-Kindi lived in Baghdad at the court of Ma’mun, son of the famous Harun ar-Rashid, about the year 820 A.D. (205 A.H.) He belonged to the royal tribe of Kindi in Arabia – the only Arabian tribe which retained the Christian faith after the advent of Islam. The genial and liberal-minded Caliph gathered round him the learned and gifted of all lands, and among them al-Kindi naturally found his place. While in the royal service he formed a friendship with ‘Abdullah, a cousin of Ma’mun, with whom he was in the habit of discussing the respective merit of Christianity and Islam....

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The Murder of a Nation / Henry Morganthau

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Formerly American Ambassador to Turkey ILLUSTRATED Fig. 1. HENRY I MORGENTHAU, 
American Ambassador at Constantinople from 1913 to 1916 GARDEN CITY NEW YORK
DOUBLEDAY, PAGE & COMPANY
1918 . TO WOODROW WILSON
THE EXPONENT IN AMERICA OF THE ENLIGHTENED PUBLIC OPINION OF THE WORLD, WHICH HAS DECREED THAT THE RIGHTS OF SMALL NATIONS SHALL BE RESPECTED AND THAT SUCH CRIMES AS ARE DESCRIBED IN THIS BOOK SHALL NEVER AGAIN DARKEN THE PAGES OF HISTORY . PREFACE By this time the American people have probably become convinced that the Germans deliberately planned the conquest of the world....

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Asceticism and Society in Crisis / Susan Ashbrook Harvey

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Acknowledgments Preface Introduction: John’s World I  “These Holy Images”‘: John of Ephesus and the Lives of the Eastern Saints II  “Let your Light so Shine Before Men”: The Ascetic Vision III  Amida: The Measure of Madness IV  Purpose and Places V  Spirituality and Accountability: Consequences of the Ascetic Vow VI  Some Implications: The Case of Women VII  John of Ephesus: Asceticism and...

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