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Amir Harrak

Amir Harrak is full professor at the University of Toronto. His specialty is Aramaic and Syriac languages and literatures. His many publications deal with Syriac epigraphy, Chronicles, and cataloguing of manuscripts.

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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.
$180.00

Journal of the Canadian Society for Syriac Studies 16

Edited by Amir Harrak
ISBN: 978-1-4632-0655-0
A refereed journal published annually by the Canadian Society for Syriac Studies. This volume includes articles by Sidney Griffith, Alexander Treiger, Aaron M. Butts, Jeanie Miller, Gagik G. Sargsyan and Vincent van Vossel.
$75.00

Journal of the Canadian Society for Syriac Studies 15

Edited by Amir Harrak
ISBN: 978-1-4632-0569-0
A refereed journal published annually by the Canadian Society for Syriac Studies. This volume includes articles by Daniel Kolligan, Gagik G. Sargsyan, Adam Lehto, Emanuela Braida, Kristian Heal, Narmin 'Ali Amin and Parwan Badri Tawfiq, and Aaron Butts.
$75.00

Journal of the Canadian Society for Syriac Studies 14

Edited by Amir Harrak
ISBN: 978-1-4632-0469-3
A refereed journal published annually by the Canadian Society for Syriac Studies. Volume 14 includes articles by Aaron Butts, Istvan Perczel, Emanuela Braida, Hikmat Bashir al-Aswad, and Nasir al-Ka'bi.
$75.00

Journal of the Canadian Society for Syriac Studies 13

Edited by Amir Harrak
ISBN: 978-1-4632-0244-6
Volume 13 includes articles by Mark Dickens, Pier Giorgio Borbone, Nicholas Al-Jeloo, Emanuela Braida, Khairy Foumia, Rima Smine, Khalid Dinno and Amir Harrak.
$75.00

Jacob of Sarug’s Homily on the Partaking of the Holy Mysteries

Translation and Introduction by Amir Harrak
ISBN: 978-1-60724-086-0
This edition of Mar Jacob of Sarug's (d. 521) homily on Partaking in the Holy Mysteries is one of Jacob’s memre on the sacraments. In this homily, Jacob is shocked that some of his congregants are leaving the service early, before the eucharist has been celebrated. He emphasizes the importance of the liturgical celebrations for a Christian life in a message still applicable today. The volume constitutes a fascicle of The Metrical Homilies of Mar Jacob of Sarug, which, when complete, will contain the original Syriac text of Jacob's surviving sermons, fully vocalized, alongside an annotated English translation.
$35.00

Journal of the Canadian Society for Syriac Studies 12

Edited by Amir Harrak
ISBN: 978-1-4632-0216-3
Volume 12 includes articles by Françoise Briquel Chatonnet, Kyle Smith, Adam Lehto, Mar Awa David Royel, Bernard Heyberger, Nasir al-Kaʿbi, Amir Harrak and Khalid Dinno.
$75.00

The Syriac Orthodox Celebration of the Eucharist in Light of Jacob of Serugh’s Mimro 95

Series: Analecta Gorgiana 1046
ISBN: 978-1-4632-0094-7
Jacob of Serugh's “Mimro 95” details the significance of the Eucharist and spiritual benefit for participants. Harrak divides verses of this commentary in order to relate stages of liturgy within the Pre-Anaphoric and Anaphoric services of 6th century Syriac worship.
$24.05

Journal of the Canadian Society for Syriac Studies 11

Edited by Amir Harrak
ISBN: 978-1-4632-0153-1
Volume 11 includes articles by Robert Mason, Alessandro Mengozzi, Mar Emmanuel J. Emmanuel, Shawqi Talia, Edward Odisho, and Kyle Smith and is archaeology and Neo-Aramaic.
$75.00

Journal of the Canadian Society for Syriac Studies 10

Edited by Amir Harrak
ISBN: 978-1-61143-671-6
Volume 10 includes articles by Robert Thomson, Edward G. Mathews Jr., Claude Cox, Hidemi Takahashi and Jos J.S. Weitenberg, and Arman Akopian. It is on Syriac-Armenian topics.
$75.00

Journal of the Canadian Society for Syriac Studies 1

ISBN: 978-1-60724-066-2
The JCSSS is an annual refereed journal containing the transcripts of public lectures presented at the Canadian Society for Syriac Studies Inc. It focuses on the literature, art, and archaeology of Syriac Christianity from the 2nd century to modern times. Contributors include Sebastian Brock, Amir Harrak, Lucas van Rompay, Andrea B. Schmidt, Erica C. Dodd, and Wassilios Klein.
$75.00

Journal of the Canadian Society for Syriac Studies 7

ISBN: 978-1-60724-060-0
The JCSSS is an annual refereed journal containing the transcripts of public lectures presented at the Canadian Society for Syriac Studies Inc. It focuses on the literature, art, and archaeology of Syriac Christianity from the 2nd century to modern times. Contributors include Judith H. Newman, Frederick McLeod, George Bevan, Sidney H. Griffith, Mat Immerzeel, Mary Hansbury, and George Kiraz.
$75.00

Journal of the Canadian Society for Syriac Studies 9

Edited by Amir Harrak
ISBN: 978-1-60724-686-2
Volume 9 includes articles by Alexander Treiger, Mark Dickens, Emmanuel Joseph Mar-Emmanuel, Khalid Dinno and Amir Harrak, and Martin Tamcke.
$75.00

The Christian Heritage of Iraq

Collected papers from the Christianity of Iraq I-V Seminar Days
Edited by Erica C. D. Hunter
ISBN: 978-1-60724-111-9
Iraq has been a centre of Syriac Christianity for almost two thousand years. This volume of collected papers from the Christianity in Iraq I-V Seminar Days (2004-2008) explores the Christian heritage of Iraq, highlighting the churches’ innate ability to transcend barriers of language, culture, ethnicity and religion.
$193.18

Journal of the Canadian Society for Syriac Studies 6

ISBN: 978-1-60724-061-7
The JCSSS is an annual refereed journal containing the transcripts of public lectures presented at the Canadian Society for Syriac Studies Inc. It focuses on the literature, art, and archaeology of Syriac Christianity from the 2nd century to modern times. Contributors include Adil al-Jadir, Muriel Debié, Richard Burgess, Geoffrey Greatrex, Jan van Ginkel, and Witold Witakowski
$75.00

Journal of the Canadian Society for Syriac Studies 5

ISBN: 978-1-60724-062-4
The JCSSS is an annual refereed journal containing the transcripts of public lectures presented at the Canadian Society for Syriac Studies Inc. It focuses on the literature, art, and archaeology of Syriac Christianity from the 2nd century to modern times. Contributors include Sebastian Brock, Hidemi Takahashi, Jan van Ginkel, NIU Ruji, Debra Foran, and Amir Harrak.
$75.00

Journal of the Canadian Society for Syriac Studies 4

ISBN: 978-1-60724-063-1
The JCSSS is an annual refereed journal containing the transcripts of public lectures presented at the Canadian Society for Syriac Studies Inc. It focuses on the literature, art, and archaeology of Syriac Christianity from the 2nd century to modern times. Contributors include Sebastian Brock, John W. Watt, George Saliba, Marina Greatrex, Adam Lehto, Amir Harrak, and NIU Ruji.
$75.00

Journal of the Canadian Society for Syriac Studies 3

ISBN: 978-1-60724-064-8
The JCSSS is an annual refereed journal containing the transcripts of public lectures presented at the Canadian Society for Syriac Studies Inc. It focuses on the literature, art, and archaeology of Syriac Christianity from the 2nd century to modern times. Contributors include John H. Corbett, Herman Teule, Susan Ashbrook Harvey, Kathleen E. McVey, and Geoffrey Greatrex.
$75.00

Journal of the Canadian Society for Syriac Studies 2

ISBN: 978-1-60724-065-5
The JCSSS is an annual refereed journal containing the transcripts of public lectures presented at the Canadian Society for Syriac Studies Inc. It focuses on the literature, art, and archaeology of Syriac Christianity from the 2nd century to modern times. Contributors include James Reilly, Sidney H. Griffith, Paul-Hubert Poirier, Robert A. Kitchen, Amir Harrak, and Marica Cassis.
$75.00

Journal of the Canadian Society for Syriac Studies 8

ISBN: 978-1-60724-053-2
The JCSSS is an annual refereed journal containing the transcripts of public lectures presented at the Canadian Society for Syriac Studies Inc. It focuses on the literature, art, and archaeology of Syriac Christianity from the 2nd century to modern times. Contributors include Lucas Van Rompay, Craig E. Morrison, Cor-bishop David Royel, Mary T. Hansbury, Narmen Muhamad Amen Ali, and Khalid Dinno.
$75.00

Mar Narsai: Homily 33 on the Sanctification of the Church

Edited and Translated by Amir Harrak
ISBN: 978-1-4632-0552-2
Narsai’s memra 33 is made of 12 by 12 syllables, and its title “On the Sanctification of the Church” suggests that it was written for the feast of the Dedication of the Church celebrated by the Church of the East to this day on the first of November. The memra names the Church of the Nations the Bride of the Bridegroom Christ. The Church had a pagan origin but Christ chose her to become his bride. He thus saved her through his suffering, cleansed her with baptism, prepared the bridal feast for her through the Eucharist, and crowned her victory over all the nations.
$45.00