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THE COMING OF THE ‘ABBASIDS – De Lacy O’lery

Posted by on May 19, 2018 in Library | Comments Off on THE COMING OF THE ‘ABBASIDS – De Lacy O’lery

The rule of the ‘Umayyads had been a period of tyrannical oppression on the part of the Arab rulers upon their non-Arab subjects and especially upon the mawali or converts drawn from the native population of the conquered provinces who not only were not admitted to equality, as was the professed principle of the religion of Islam, but were treated simply as serfs. This was in no sense due to religious persecution, for it was the converts who were the most aggrieved, nor was it due to a racial antipathy as between a Semitic and an Aryan people, nor yet to anything that could be described as...

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On The Incoherence of Some Orientalists and Their False Charges Against Our Learned Men and Their Refutation – BIOGRAPHIES OF SYRIAN SCHOLARS AND WRITERS – Mor Ignatius Aphram Barsoum – Translated : By Dr. Matti Moosa

Posted by on May 19, 2018 in Articles, Library | 0 comments

On The Incoherence of Some Orientalists and Their False Charges Against Our Learned Men and Their Refutation Although we recognize the excellence of Orientalists, their industry, effort and adroitness in studying our Syriac sciences and literature as well as the manuscripts which they edited or translated into their living languages, we find it imperative to allude to the incoherence of some of them and their false charges against our learned men or against historical facts connected with our dear country. They were motivated either by pride in their learning and skill, or vanity, or for...

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The Christians under Turkish Rule – Dr. Matti Moosa

Posted by on May 15, 2018 in Library | Comments Off on The Christians under Turkish Rule – Dr. Matti Moosa

More than any other Muslim writer, Ibn al-Athir has discussed the character and achievements of Nur al-Din Zangi, who he says died from al-khawaniq (angina) in 1173-74.[46] Ibn al-Athir says he read the history of the rulers before and after Islam and found no sovereign except al-Khulafa al-Rashidun (the Rightly Guided Caliphs) and the Umayyad Caliph Umar ibn Abd al-Aziz (reigned 717-720) to be more praiseworthy for his conduct, justice, and fairness than al-Malik al-Adil Nur al-Din. He lauds Nur al-Din for his indifference to worldly things and for his strict adherence to Islamic law,...

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Historical Evidence for Climate Instability and Environmental Catastrophes in Northern Syria and the Jazira: The Chronicle of Michael the Syrian Author(s): MAGNUS WIDELL

Posted by on May 11, 2018 in Library | Comments Off on Historical Evidence for Climate Instability and Environmental Catastrophes in Northern Syria and the Jazira: The Chronicle of Michael the Syrian Author(s): MAGNUS WIDELL

Historical Evidence for Climate Instability and Environmental Catastrophes in Northern Syria and the Jazira: The Chronicle of Michael the Syrian Author(s): MAGNUS WIDELL 20723604

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Julian Saba, ‘Father of the Monks’ of Syria Sidney H. Griffith

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Julian Saba

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Joshua the Stylite, Chronicle composed in Syriac in AD 507 (1882) pp.1-76 A HISTORY OF THE TIME OF AFFLICTION AT EDESSA AND AMIDA AND THROUGHOUT ALL MESOPOTAMIA. [Translated by William Wright]

Posted by on May 7, 2018 in Library | Comments Off on Joshua the Stylite, Chronicle composed in Syriac in AD 507 (1882) pp.1-76 A HISTORY OF THE TIME OF AFFLICTION AT EDESSA AND AMIDA AND THROUGHOUT ALL MESOPOTAMIA. [Translated by William Wright]

Joshua the Stylite, Chronicle composed in Syriac in AD 507 (1882) pp.1-76 A HISTORY OF THE TIME OF AFFLICTION AT EDESSA AND AMIDA AND THROUGHOUT ALL MESOPOTAMIA. [Translated by William Wright] I. I have received the letter of your God-loving holiness, O most excellent of men, Sergius, priest and abbot, in which you have bidden me write for you, by way of record, (concerning the time) when the locusts came, and when the sun was darkened, and when there was earthquake and famine and pestilence, and (about) the war between the Romans and the Persians. But |2 besides these things, there were...

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