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1.

Massacres, Resistance, Protectors: Muslim-Christian Relations in Eastern Anatolia during World War I
By David Gaunt

This is a pioneering historical investigation of the Assyrian, Chaldean, and Syrian Christian minorities during World War I, who suffered the same fate as the Armenians. Ethnic cleansing and large-scale massacres occurred throughout northern Mesopotamia and parts of Ottoman-occupied Iran. Based on primary sources from official archives, as well as hitherto unused manuscript sources and oral histories published here for the first time, this book attempts to give a full picture of the events of 1915. The book concentrates on the Assyrians of Urmia and Hakkari and on the Syrians of Diyarbekir province, particularly in Tur Abdin.
1-59333-301-3Eastern Christianity, Syriac, Arabic & Islamic Studies, Gift Suggestions, Genocide Studies, Centennial of Sayfo
2.

The New Syriac Primer, 2nd Edition
By George Anton Kiraz
(Gorgias Handbooks 9)

A truly useful introduction to the Syriac language is a rare find. This practical initiation to the study of this ancient language of the Christian church speaks with clarity and authority. A fruitful integration of scholarly introduction and practical application, this primer is more than a simple grammar or syntactic introduction to the language. Written in a style designed for beginners, Kiraz avoids technical language and strives for a reader-friendly inductive approach. Readings from actual Syriac texts allow the student to experience the language first hand and the basics of the grammar of the language are ably explained. The book comes with downloadable material so that readers may listen to all reading sentences and text passages in the book.
978-1-59333-325-6Linguistics, Syriac, Gorgias Handbooks (1935-6838)
3.

Before The Silence
Researched and Edited by Sofia Kontogeorge Kostos

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.
978-1-60724-999-3Syriac, Genocide Studies, Middle East, American Christianity, Centennial of Sayfo
4.

Gorgias Concise Syriac-English, English-Syriac Dictionary
By Sebastian P. Brock & George A. Kiraz
(Gorgias Handbooks )

As the first two-way Syriac-English/English-Syriac dictionary, the Concise 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, the Syriac-English section is a practical tool for all but the most specialized Classical Syriac texts, while the English-Syriac entries open up new opportunities for scholars to compose their own texts and to participate in modern Syriac usage.
978-1-4632-0224-8Syriac, Gorgias Handbooks (1935-6838), Reference
5.

Icons of the Heavenly Merchant
By Andrew Hayes
(Gorgias Eastern Christian Studies 45)

A detailed study of a cycle of fourth-century liturgical poems, in Syriac, dedicated to a great pioneer of the Syriac ascetical tradition. Hayes analyzes its various portraits of the saint, shaded differently by Ephrem and his later imitators.
978-1-4632-0414-3Gorgias Eastern Christian Studies (1539-1507)
6.

Leshono Suryoyo: First Studies in Syriac
By John Healey
(Gorgias Handbooks 2)

John Healey’s, Leshono Suryoyo, is an introductory grammar for those wishing to learn to read Classical Syriac, one of the major literary dialects of Aramaic and the language of one of the main groups of Middle Eastern churches, including the Syrian Orthodox Church, the Church of the East, and the Chaldaean Church. From the first centuries of the Christian era, Syriac was used by the main theological and historical writers of this tradition (Ephrem the Syrian, Philoxenus of Mabbogh, Thomas of Marga, and Barhebraeus). It also continues to be used in worship.
1-59333-190-8Linguistics, Syriac, Gift Suggestions, Gorgias Handbooks (1935-6838)
7.

Keter Shem Tov
Edited by Shani Tzoref & Ian Young
(Perspectives on Hebrew Scriptures and its Contexts 20)

This eclectic collection contains 16 articles on a variety of topics within Qumran Studies from a conference held in memory of the late Professor Alan Crown. Essays cover the impact of the Qumran discoveries on the study of the Hebrew Bible and the New Testament to the study of the scrolls themselves and the community organizations presupposed in them, focusing as well on topics as diverse as sexuality, scribal practice and the attitude to the Temple in the scrolls.
978-1-61143-866-6Religion, Ancient Near East, Biblical Studies, Dead Sea Scrolls, Hebrew & Judaica, Perspectives on Hebrew Scriptures and its Contexts (1935-6897)
8.

The Epistle of the Number by Ibn al-A?dab
By Ilana Wartenberg
(Perspectives on Society and Culture 2)

The first edition of The Epistle of the Number, composed in Syracuse, Sicily, at the end of the 14th century. It is the first known Hebrew treatise to include extensive algebraic theories and procedures, exposing novel mathematical vocabulary, and enhancing our understanding of the linguistic mechanisms which helped create scientific vocabulary in medieval Hebrew.
978-1-4632-0417-4Hebrew & Judaica, Perspectives on Society and Culture
9.

A Short Introduction to the Tiberian Masoretic Bible and its Reading Tradition
Second Edition: By Geoffrey Khan
(Gorgias Handbooks )

This book is intended to provide a quick introductory overview of the Tiberian Masoretic tradition of the Hebrew Bible and its background. It was this tradition that produced the great Masoretic codices of the Middle Ages, which form the basis of modern printed editions of the Hebrew Bible. Particular prominence is given to the multi-layered nature of the Masoretic tradition. The volume contains a section describing the Tiberian reading tradition, which is essential for a correct understanding of the vocalization system.
978-1-4632-0246-0Biblical Studies, Gorgias Handbooks (1935-6838), Hebrew & Judaica, Medieval Studies
10.

A Syriac Compendium of Eleven Ecumenical Councils
By Joseph Ma'aruf

Joseph Ma'aruf (1693-1713) produced (via an Arabic translation of the Latin) this Syriac compendium of eleven key ecumenical councils acknowledged by the Catholic Church. It is still read today, by Syriac-speaking Christians who wish to have a concise introduction to the theological decrees and canons of these great church councils which defined Catholic faith.
978-1-59333-417-8Syriac, Patristics
 

  
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