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English - Neo-Aramaic Dictionary

Dialects of the Jews of Zakho, Nerwa, Amidya and Dehok (North-West Kurdistan)
ISBN: 978-1-4632-4144-5
Based on Sabar's 2002 Jewish Neo-Aramaic dictionary, this dictionary serves a functional purpose for readers and scholars who would like to know the Neo-Aramaic vocabulary. It does not include grammatical or semantic details but does include the origin of the words, be it native Old Aramaic, and, in the case of loanwords, the original lending language, Arabic, Kurdish, Persian, Turkish, etc.

Middle Eastern Christians Facing Challenges

Reflections on the Special Synod for the Middle East
Edited by Dietmar W. Winkler
ISBN: 978-1-4632-4041-7
This volume has arisen from the 'Middle East Synod' in Rome in 2010. The articles within focus on the relations of Christians and Churches with their socio-political, religious and ecclesial environments. Ecumenical relations and communion are at stake as well as relationships, witness and dialogue with Jews, Muslims, state entities, and new relations forged in the West through emigration and diaspora.

Neologisms in Modern Literary Syriac

ISBN: 978-1-4632-3936-7
This book is the culmination of the Turabdin Project, the goal of which is to monitor the development of Modern Literary Syriac from the 1980s to the present. The approach is descriptive and contrastive relative to the Classical language, significant differences between Modern Literary Syriac and Classical Syriac are noted. The main focus is on neologisms and new developments in the lexicon.

Introduction to Aramean and Syriac Studies

A manual
ISBN: 978-1-4632-0738-0
An English translation of Arman Akopian's comprehensive Introduction to Aramean and Syriac Studies, from the earliest appearances of Arameans in the historical record, through to the modern day.

Pocket Gorgias Syriac-English Dictionary

ISBN: 978-1-4632-0707-6
The Pocket Dictionary is both a convenient academic resource and a door into the world of Modern Literary Syriac. With 13,000 entries drawn from the major existing works, it is a practical tool for all but the most specialized Classical Syriac texts.

Classical Syriac Phonology

ISBN: 978-1-4632-0525-6
This book provides a description of Classical Syriac phonology based on fully vocalized biblical texts and the detailed comments by medieval Syriac grammarians. In addition to a description of Syriac consonants and vowels (including vowel quantity and stress), there are chapters on the compararive Semitic background of Syriac phonology and the grammatical features of the pre-classical inscriptions, and comparison with both eastern and western varieties of Jewish Aramaic. The modern dialect of Turoyo is also examined, and two appendices discuss the traditional pronunciation of West Syriac and the pronunciation of Modern Literary Syriac, and offer a sketch of Turoyo phonology.

Neo-Aramaic and its Linguistic Context

ISBN: 978-1-4632-0410-5
This volume contains papers on the Eastern Neo-Aramaic dialects and the languages in contact with them. The papers make important contributions to the documentation of the dialects and to the understanding of their development in the context of non-Semitic contact languages.

Syriac Christianity in the Middle East and India

Contributions and Challenges
Edited by Dietmar W. Winkler
ISBN: 978-1-4632-0247-7
This volume acknowledges the contributions of Syriac Christians in the fields of culture, education and civil society throughout the history in the Middle East and India, and examines the challenges of living and professing the Christian faith as a minority in a multi-religious and pluralistic society, giving special attention to religious freedom and personal status.

The Ottoman Süryânî from 1908 to 1914

ISBN: 978-1-60724-069-3
This work explores the misconceptions about the Ottoman Süryânî community of the pre-World War I era, using a critique of the present day historiography as the context for the discussion. The works of three early twentieth century journalists, provide the material for the study. The author contends that this group cannot be considered as Assyrian nationalists, the traditional argument, that they saw the future of the Süryânî people as best secured by the continuation of the Ottoman Empire, in which they sought a greater presence for their community.

A History of the Syrian Community of Grand Rapids, 1890-1945 (hardback)

From the Beqaa to the Grand
ISBN: 978-1-61719-028-5
This book provides the first history of the old Syrian community of Grand Rapids, Michigan, 1890-1945, focusing on the slow process of ethnic acculturation during which community members developed a hybrid culture. Unlike some Middle Eastern immigrant groups, these Syrians were able to maintain their identity by establishing their own churches, which still exist today. At every opportunity this group is situated within the larger historical context, the decline of the Ottoman Empire, the French Mandate in Syria, the Progressive Movement, the Americanization program of the 1920s, the Great Depression and the two world wars.

Mois de Marie

Edited by Paul Bedjan
ISBN: 978-1-61143-404-0
An anthology of hymns and devotions to the Virgin Mary in ancient and modern Syriac, collected in honor of the fiftieth anniversary of the proclamation of the doctrine of the Immaculate Conception

The Syrian Famine and the Armenian Atrocities

ISBN: 978-1-61143-580-1
Thérèse Philippe Bresse offers a lecture in which she informs her audience of her first hand account of the suffering of Syrian and Armenian people in the early twentieth century and appeals for their help in liberating them.

The Christian Minorities in Turkey

Series: Moran Etho
ISBN: 978-1-61143-577-1
In the present work, Wilhelm Baum provides an historical survey of the experiences of Christian communities in Turkey with a particular emphasis on the massacre in the early twentieth century.

Die neu-aramaeischen Dialekte von Urmia bis Mosul

Texte und Übersetzung
Edited and Translated by Albert Socin
ISBN: 978-1-61719-177-0
This volume contains Neo-Aramaic texts, with German translation, from various regions between Urmia and Mosul, a collection of 27 narratives (including proverbs and songs) that offer a wealth of cultural information.

The Syntax of Neo-Aramaic: The Jewish Dialect of Zakho

ISBN: 978-1-60724-048-8
This monograph provides an extensive syntactic description of the rather well-known but not previously described Jewish Neo-Aramaic dialect of Zakho. The description covers both microsyntax, namely, syntactic relationships within the confines of the sentence: the predicative link, the attributive and completive relationships, and apposition.

Neusyrisches Lesebuch

Texte im Dialecte von Urmia gesammelt, übersetzt und erklärt
Edited and Translated by Adalbert Merx
Series: Analecta Gorgiana 633
ISBN: 978-1-61719-582-2
This collection of texts in the Neo-Aramaic dialect of Urmia, with parallel German translation and vocabulary notes, includes stories, material on baptism, a wedding, Araq and wine, history of the region, and several letters or parts thereof.

The Utmost of Christian Calamities

The Oppression, Aggression, Abduction, Banishment, Slaughter, Captivity, and other Atrocities and Contempts of Christians in Mesopotamia and Mardin in Particular, in 1895 and 1914-1919
ISBN: 978-1-61719-195-4
One of the well-known works of Syrian Catholic Priest Isaac Aramalet, originally published anonymously, this work is an account of the misfortunes suffered by Christians in the late 19th and early 20th centuries in Turkey (the Sayfo).

Before The Silence

Archival News Reports Of The Christian Holocaust That Begs To Be Remembered
Researched and Edited by Sofia Kontogeorge Kostos
ISBN: 978-1-60724-999-3
This book is a collection of newspaper reports documenting the massacres and genocides of Greeks, Armenians, and Assyrian minorities who inhabited Asia Minor for many millennia, by the Ottoman Turks and later the Kemalists. These reports, emanating from English sources, show that there was a systematic and organized campaign by Turkish authorities to eliminate all traces of the memories of these minorities from the face of the earth.

A Catechism on Biblical History in the Aramaic Dialect of Mosul

Abrégé d’histoire sainte en langue chaldéenne vulgaire
ISBN: 978-1-61719-756-7
This volume provides an overview of biblical history in the form of questions and answers in the modern Aramaic dialect of Mosul.

Geschichten und Lieder aus den neu-aramäischen Handschriften der Königlichen Bibliothek zu Berlin

Translation and Introduction by Mark Lidzbarski
ISBN: 978-1-61719-396-5
Mark Lidzbarski (1868-1928) here presents annotated German translations of Neo-Aramaic stories, tales, and songs, including a version of the Ahiqar legend.

Poems about Sayfo

What Happened to Christians in Turkey from 1714-1914
ISBN: 978-1-61143-219-0
The present volume is a collection of poems about the suffering of the Christians in Turkey leading up to the massacre of 1915.

Shed Blood

The Massacre and Persecution of Christians in Turkey in 1895 and 1914-1918
ISBN: 978-1-61143-243-5
The first hand account of the atrocities suffered by the Christians of Tur Abdin from 1914-1918 by A. Naman Karabash and translated into German by George Toro and Amill Gorgis.

The Massacre of Syrian Christians at Tur Abdin

By Suleyman Henno; Edited with an Introduction by Julius Yeshu Çiçek
ISBN: 978-1-61143-213-8
The present volume is a first hand account of the atrocities suffered by the Syrian Christians at Tur Abdin during the genocide of 1915 by Suleyman Henno.

Collection of Historical Documents in Relation with the Syriac Orthodox Community in the Late Period of the Ottoman Empire

The Register of Mardin MS 1006
ISBN: 978-1-60724-994-8
In the Ottoman Empire, Syriac communities kept their own baptismal books, marriage, funeral and other records and many of these can be found in various libraries, churches, monasteries in the West and East. The Syriac Garšūnī manuscript found in the Church of the Forty Martyrs in Mardin contains several lists of different subjects that go back to the late period of the Ottoman Empire. These lists, published here for the first time with annotations, are an important historical source for the social, economic, cultural and religious history of the Near East during the 19th century.

A Quest for Belonging

Anatolia Beyond Empire and Nation (19th-21st Centuries)
ISBN: 978-1-61719-103-9
A Quest for Belonging collects Hans-Lukas Kieser’s works on identities and nationalities in late-Ottoman Anatolia and how their destruction during the First World War continues to resonate today.