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The Chronicle of Michael the Great (The Edessa-Aleppo Syriac Codex)

Books XV–XXI. From the Year 1050 to 1195 AD
Edited and Translated by Amir Harrak
ISBN: 978-1-4632-4031-8
Michael the Great was elected patriarch of the Syriac Orthodox church in a most instable period. He nevertheless, found time, clarity of mind, and determination to write a voluminous world chronicle, which he completed four years before he died in November 7, 1199. The present edition and its translation begin with Book XV and end with Book XXI, the last Book in the Chronicle, thereby covering more than 160 years, from AD 1031 to AD 1195.

The Chronicle of Zuqnīn

Parts I and II. From the Creation to the Year 506/7 AD
Edited and Translated by Amir Harrak
ISBN: 978-1-4632-0663-5
The Chronicle of Zuqnin is a universal history beginning with the Creation according to the biblical account and ending with the time of the Chronicler, the years 775-776 AD. The author is most probably Joshua the Stylite, a contemporary of the Caliphs al-Mansur and al-Mahdi, who lived in the monastery of Zuqnin that was located near Amid, the Diar-Bakr of modern Turkey. Parts I and II contain compiled sources some of which survived only in this Chronicle. Sources include the Bible, Cave of Treasures, the Sleepers of Ephesus, Eusebius of Caesarea, Socrates, and the short Chronicle called Pseudo-Joshua the Stylite that deals with Sassanian-Byzantine warfare at the begging of the 6th century. Parts III and IV cover the years 488 and 775 AD. In this volume, Parts I and II, including the author’s dedicatory letter, are now published in an updated edition of the Syriac text and the first English translation.

The Martyrs of Mount Ber'ain

Edited and Translated by Sebastian P. Brock; Introduction by Paul C. Dilley
ISBN: 978-1-4632-0421-1
The Martyrs of Mount Ber’ain is the poignant tale of three noble Iranian siblings who are martyred under Shapur II. Composed in the seventh century, it demonstrates enduring concerns of Christian self-definition in Iran, especially with respect to the Zoroastrian priesthood.

Introduction to the Grammar of Hebrew Poetry in Byzantine Palestine

ISBN: 978-1-4632-0402-0
This book investigates the interaction between grammatical norms and poetic technique on the basis of a corpus selected from the oeuvre of the payyetan Eleazar be-rabbi Qillir. As a basis for this investigation, a descriptive/comparative analysis of the Qillirian dialect is offered. The first portion of the work is a grammar devoted mainly to morphology and syntax. The second portion of the work is an investigation of the poetic norms, as well as rhetorical techniques employed by Qillir, together with an assessment of their impact on the grammar. The overall aim of the project is to design an analytical framework within which a self-conscious poetic dialect might be investigated.

Codex 2400 and Its Miniatures

Series: Analecta Gorgiana 990
ISBN: 978-1-61143-943-4
This work contains illustrations of the thirteenth century Byzantine New Testament at the Rockefeller-McCormack collection in Chicago with a full description of its text, provenance, and the artistic and theological significance of the miniatures.

Kassia the Nun in Context

The Religious Thought of a Ninth-Century Byzantine Monastic
ISBN: 978-1-61143-969-4
Kassia the Nun offers a unique glimpse into ninth-century Byzantium in the only woman whose works were included in the corpus of liturgical hymns. This volume explores Kassia’s thought on Christology, on gender, and on monasticism itself. It provides readers with an opportunity to know this woman of remarkable intellect, wit, and piety by drawing primarily on her own words. Kassia’s is one of the only female voices from ninth-century Byzantium and this volume accordingly examines her reflections on gender in the context of her society and concludes that she represents a perspective that might be described as feminist.

Seeing the God

Ways of Envisioning the Divine in Ancient Mediterranean Religion
Edited by Jeffrey B. Pettis
ISBN: 978-1-61143-251-0
"When people prayed, they expected their gods to come," wrote Robin Lane Fox, providing the impetus for this volume of collected essays exploring the concept of how the ancients “envisioned” the deities within various ancient religious traditions. The perspectives of Judaism, Gnosticism, Syriac Christianity, Byzantium, and Classical Greco-Roman religion and philosophy are considered. Specific emphasis is given to phenomena such as dreams, visions, and initiatory rites mediating the divine encounter.

Three Syriac Law codes

Richterliche Urteile des Patriarchen Chenanischo; Gesetzbuch des Patriachen Timotheos; Gesetzbuch des Patriachen Jesubarnun
Edited and Translated by Eduard Sachau
ISBN: 978-1-61719-189-3
Three Syriac law codes issued by Syriac Patriarchs under Muslim rule; they include ecclesiastical and civil law with a German translation.

Saint Ephrem le Syrien

Son Oeuvre Littéraire Grecque
ISBN: 978-1-61719-309-5
In this multi-faceted study of Greek texts related to Ephrem, Emereau examines these works from a number of angles, including their poetic form, their influence on homily writers of the 5th cent., and Byzantine hymnography.

Der Strophenbau in den Gedichten Ephraems des Syrers

Mit einem Anhange über den Zusammenhang zwischen syrischer und byzantinischer Hymnenform
ISBN: 978-1-61719-175-6
This volume studies the strophic patterns used by Ephrem the Syrian, which the author divides into five types. An appendix deals with possible relationships between Byzantine (esp. Romanos) and Syriac poetic forms.

Byzantins et ottomans

Relations, interaction, succession
ISBN: 978-1-61143-806-2
This book offers a comprehensive study of the many points of contact, influence and exchange between Byzantines and Ottomans in medieval times, from linguistic exchange to philosophical encounters.

Romanie byzantine et pays de Rûm turc

Histoire d’un espace d’imbrication greco-turque
ISBN: 978-1-61143-804-8
This book presents a history of Greco-Turkish relations which emphasizes the exchange between the two cultures starting from Byzantine times. It contests the common military approach to the history of these cultures and their relationship.

Journal du siège d’Andrinople

30 octobre 1912 – 26 mars 1913
ISBN: 978-1-61143-715-7
The diary of Mme. A. Guéron who was the director of the Girls’ School of the Universal Jewish Organization (L’Alliance Israelite Universélle) at Andrinople (modern Edirne) during the First Balkan War of 1912–1913.

A Bridge Over the Balkans

Demetra Vaka Brown and the Tradition of “Women’s Orients”
ISBN: 978-1-59333-655-4
This critical study of Demetra Vaka Brown, one of the most significant Greek American writers of the turn of the last century, is framed within the fields of “Orientalism” and cultural studies. At once a white female and a Greek immigrant from the Ottoman Empire, she worked as a writer in the United States, publishing in English and contributing her work to mainstream publications. The book presents the identity politics of Vaka Brown, recovering the discursive techniques in her identification processes and assessing the significance of her agency in the context of the themes and preoccupations of Orientalism.

Ravenna als Vorort aramäischer Kunst

Series: Analecta Gorgiana 444
ISBN: 978-1-60724-852-1
Previous attempts to compare the art and architecture of Ravenna have focused only on Rome and Constantinople, but Josef Strzygowski argues here that the Oriental Christian tradition should be considered as a contributing influence as well.

Essays in Early Eastern Initiation

Edited by Paul Bradshaw
ISBN: 978-1-60724-363-2
Paul Bradshaw, Maxwell Johnson, and Ruth Meyers write on baptismal practice in the Alexandrian tradition, reconciling Cyril and Egeria on the catechetical process, and the structure of the Syrian baptismal rite.

Mémoire sur la Conquête de la Syrie

Series: Analecta Gorgiana 91
ISBN: 978-1-60724-010-5
Taken from the collection of studies published under the collective title Mémoires de l'histoire et de Ia geographie orientales, Mémoire sur la Conquête de la Syrie stands as a monument to the insight of M. J. de Goeje on the Arabic conquest of Syria. This brief account of an important phase of Syria’s history will be sure to please those interested in the general history of the Middle East as well as scholars studying the rise of Islam.

Symbola Caelestis

Le symbolisme liturgique et paraliturgique dans le monde chrétien
ISBN: 978-1-60724-665-7
The volume deals with the liturgical dimension of mystical, ascetical, and hymnographic texts and traditions within the Christian environment. Special attention is paid to liturgical texts of the Coptic and the Byzantine rite, especially in its Slavonic and Georgian versions. The volume also explores the Jewish background of some Christian liturgical settings and the afterlife of the Jewish priestly and liturgical traditions in the Christian milieu. The collection includes the critical edition of the early Slavonic version of the liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts accompanied by the historical study of this service.

The Missing Oblation'

The Contents of the Early Antiochene Anaphora
Edited by John Fenwick
ISBN: 978-1-60724-366-3
This concise study considers the Anaphoras of the Apostles and the Liturgy of John Chrysostom. Also included is the relationship between these pieces and the Anaphora of the Apostolic Constitutions book viii.

Notes on Byzantine Art and Culture in Italy and Especially in Rome

Series: Analecta Gorgiana 255
ISBN: 978-1-60724-484-4
A. J. Frothingham discusses Byzantine influences in the art and architecture of medieval Rome, bringing to light the influence of Byzantium on Italy beyond the fall of the Western empire.

East and West

Essays on Byzantine and Arab Worlds in the Middle Ages
ISBN: 978-1-60724-056-3
Twenty-four contributions on matters dealing with Byzantine and Oriental lands, people, and cultures through different perspectives, including history, maritime trade, documents, travelers, and art. These essays trace the history of the relations between the Greeks and the peoples of the Middle East from Late Antiquity up to the seventeenth century.

The Liturgy of Constantinople

Antient Liturgies
Series: Analecta Gorgiana 170
ISBN: 978-1-60724-185-0
C. E. Hammond's Antient Liturgies provided a valuable resource at an early stage in comparative liturgical studies. Free of extensive critical apparatus, Antient Liturgies presents a collection of historic forms of worship from the Western, Eastern, and Oriental Churches. This extract from the book focuses on the Liturgy of Constantinople. As Hammond explains, this liturgy contains elements of the St. Basil, St. Chrysostom, and Presanctified liturgies presented in Greek. As an analytical introduction this early study continues to provide a broad overview of early Christian worship made available in an accessible and convenient format for students and scholars.

The Byzantine Rite

Series: Analecta Gorgiana 136
ISBN: 978-1-60724-099-0
In his classic introduction to Byzantine Orthodox liturgies, King examines the liturgies of the Oriental Orthodox churches. In this volume the Byzantine rite is considered. The rite is described and given a context in the setting of its native church.

Tracing the Bridegroom in Dura

The Bridal Initiation Service of the Dura-Europos Christian Baptistery as Early Evidence of the Use of Images in Christian and Byzantine Worship
ISBN: 978-1-59333-738-4
This book examines the previously unexplored sources of the eleventh-century Byzantine service of Christ the Bridegroom by locating its origins in the liturgical environment of third-century Christian Syria and Mesopotamia, and especially in the baptistry of the Christian House at Dura-Europos, as well as in the texts of the Acts of Thomas, the Gospel of Philip and the Symposium by Methodius of Olympus. More specifically, Pagoulatos analyzes the bridal initiation service (the earliest known Iconophile service) of the Dura-Europos baptistery, focusing on the role that the images played in it.

Christians under the Ottoman Turks

French and English Travellers in Greece and Anatolia (1615-1694)
ISBN: 978-1-59333-922-7
In the 17th century Britons left their country in vast numbers - explorers, diplomats, ecclesiastics, merchants, or simply “tourists.” Only the most intrepid ventured into the faraway lands of the Ottoman Empire. Their travel narratives, best-sellers in their day, provide an entertaining but also valuable testimony on the everyday life of Orthodox Christians and their coexistence with the Turks. Greek Christians, though living under the Ottoman yoke, enjoyed greater religious freedom than many of their brothers in Christian Europe. The travelers’ intellectual curiosity about Greece opened a window on the Orthodox Church, and paved the way for future dialogue.