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Analecta Gorgiana

Analecta Gorgiana is a collection of long essays and short monographs which are consistently cited by modern scholars but previously difficult to find because of their original appearance in obscure publications. Carefully selected by a team of scholars based on their relevance to modern scholarship, these essays can now be fully utilized by scholars and proudly owned by libraries.

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Koptische Poesie des 10. Jahrhunderts

Translation and Introduction by Hermann Junker
Series: Analecta Gorgiana 428
ISBN: 978-1-60724-734-0
Hermann Junker provides here a thorough discussion of the salient features of the Coptic poetry that flourished in the tenth-century. Following this introduction, Junker provides the Coptic text and German translation of dozens of these poems.

Ein byzantinischer Buchschmuck des Praxapostolos und seine syro-palästinensische Vorlage

Series: Analecta Gorgiana 427
ISBN: 978-1-60724-733-3
Illustrations were common in manuscripts of the Gospels, but far less common for the Acts and Epistles. Anton Baumstark describes the images found in one manuscript that does include illustrations for these documents and compares them with the Eastern tradition.

Die Heiligtümer des byzantinischen Jerusalem nach einer übersehen Urkunde

Series: Analecta Gorgiana 426
ISBN: 978-1-60724-732-6
Anton Baumstark compares the description of various holy sites in Jerusalem from the Byzantine age in a neglected source—a tenth-century Typikon of Anastasis—with the descriptions found in other ancient texts.

Alfabetische Akrosticha in der syrischen Kirchenpoesie

Translation and Introduction by Bruno Kirschner
Series: Analecta Gorgiana 425
ISBN: 978-1-60724-716-6
Bruno Kirschner publishes here the Syriac text of seven full acrostic Sogiatha hymns and accompanies each with a brief introduction and a German translation. Kirschner also includes a general introduction to acrostic poetry in the Syriac tradition.

Der Nomokanon Miha'ils von Malig

Translation and Introduction by Franz Cöln
Series: Analecta Gorgiana 424
ISBN: 978-1-60724-715-9
The Nomocanons of the Eastern Orthodox traditions are valuable historical sources for the church traditions they represent. Franz Cöln presents here the collated text of a Nomocanon attributed to Miha’il of Malig and preserved in Garshuni and Arabic manuscripts.

Eine arabische Palästinabeschreibung spätestens des 16. Jahrhunderts

Translation and Introduction by Anton Baumstark
Series: Analecta Gorgiana 423
ISBN: 978-1-60724-714-2
Descriptions of the Holy Lands abound, yet each offers a unique perspective. Anton Baumstark publishes here an Arabic version of one such description accompanied by a brief introduction to the text and a Latin translation.

Die syrische "Liturgie" des Kyriakos von Antiocheia

Edited with an Introduction by Karl Kaiser
Series: Analecta Gorgiana 422
ISBN: 978-1-60724-713-5
Kyriakos, Patriarch of Antioch, was an influential figure in the development of the Syriac Monophysite tradition. Karl Kaiser presents here a brief but important survey of his life and publishes the Syriac text of a liturgy attributed to Kyriakos.

Griechische Philosophen und ihre Lehren in syrischer Ueberlieferung

Abschnitte aus Theodoros' bar Kônî "Buch der Scholien"
Translation and Introduction by Anton Baumstark
Series: Analecta Gorgiana 421
ISBN: 978-1-60724-712-8
Anton Baumstark publishes here the portion of Theodore bar Koni’s Scholia that deals with the various Greek philosophical schools of thought. Baumstark provides an introduction to the Syriac text and includes a Latin translation.

Frühchristlich-syrische Psalterillustration in einer byzantinischen Abkürzung

Series: Analecta Gorgiana 420
ISBN: 978-1-60724-711-1
Anton Baumstark describes thirty Psalter illustrations that he found in a manuscript belonging to the Greek Patriarch of Jerusalem. These illustrations significantly increase our knowledge of Psalter illustrations in the Syriac tradition.

Zwei syrische Dichtungen auf das Entschlafen der allerseligsten Jungfrau

Edited and Translated by Anton Baumstark
Series: Analecta Gorgiana 419
ISBN: 978-1-60724-710-4
Anton Baumstark publishes two memre on the subject of Mary’s passing. The first is attributed to Jacob of Serug and the second to John of Birta. Baumstark also provides a brief introduction to the texts.

Ein nestorianisches Bruchstück zur Kirchengeschichte des 4 und 5 Jahrhunderts

Edited with an Introduction by Emil Goeller
Series: Analecta Gorgiana 418
ISBN: 978-1-60724-709-8
Emil Goeller introduces and provides the text of a unique resource for the ecclesiastical history of the “Nestorian” church. The text, presented in Syriac with a Latin translation, is a compilation of historical sources focused on the story of Nestorius.

Zwei antihäresianische Traktate des Melchiten Paulus er-Râhib

Translation and Introduction by Joseph Berenbach
Series: Analecta Gorgiana 417
ISBN: 978-1-60724-694-7
Joseph Berenbach presents here the Arabic text and German translation of an important anti-heretical work by the Melkite Christian author Paul er-Rahib. Berenbach describes the manuscripts used in the critical text and introduces the character of Paul.

Die anonyme Schrift "Abhandlung über den Glauben der Syrer"

Edited with an Introduction by Franz Cöln
Series: Analecta Gorgiana 416
ISBN: 978-1-60724-693-0
Franz Cöln presents here the Arabic text of an anonymous writing defending the beliefs of the Jacobite Church against the beliefs of other traditions. The text includes a critical apparatus and is accompanied by a German translation.

"Ligurgia S. Gregorii Magni," eine griechische Uebersetzung der römischen Messe

Edited with an Introduction by Anton Baumstark
Series: Analecta Gorgiana 415
ISBN: 978-1-60724-692-3
Anton Baumstark presents the complete Greek text of the Liturgy of Saint Gregory the Great. The liturgy was highly influential in the Latin tradition, but as evidenced by the early translation, it also had limited circulation in the Greek tradition.

Eine syrische "traditio legis" und ihre Parallelen

Series: Analecta Gorgiana 414
ISBN: 978-1-60724-691-6
Early Christian artistic renderings of the traditio legis, exhibit a variety of commonalities and differences. Anton Baumstark compares various versions of the scene and finds evidence of both a Western and an Eastern version represented in multiple sources.

Die Evangelienexegese der syrischen Monophysiten

Series: Analecta Gorgiana 413
ISBN: 978-1-60724-690-9
Anton Baumstark presents a historical survey of the development of the exegetical methods of the Syriac Orthodox (“Jacobite/Monophysite”) tradition. Baumstark conducts this survey by detailing the influence of various exegetical works through three distinct historical periods.

Der Katholikos Timotheos I und seine Briefe

Translation and Introduction by Oskar Braun
Series: Analecta Gorgiana 412
ISBN: 978-1-60724-689-3
Oskar Braun provides a brief introduction to the life and career of Patriarch Timothy I, including a list of his writings with special attention to his letters and the Syriac text and German translation for five of Timothy’s letters.

Die armenischen apokryphen Apostelakten

I. Das gnostische martyrium Petri
Edited with an Introduction by Paul Vetter
Series: Analecta Gorgiana 411
ISBN: 978-1-60724-688-6
Paul Vetter presents the Armenian text, along with a Greek translation, of the “Gnostic Martyrdom of Peter” from the Apocryphal Acts of the Apostles. The article also includes an appendix in which Vetter describes the manuscripts used in the collation.

Die nichtgriechischen Paralleltexte zum achten Buche der Apostolischen Konstitutionen

Series: Analecta Gorgiana 410
ISBN: 978-1-60724-687-9
Book VIII of the Apostolic Constitutions has one of the most complex transmission histories of any text from the Christian Orient. Anton Baumstark describes various sources for parallel texts in order to explicate its translation history in the Oriental languages.

Une nouvelle récension de la vie d'Abercius

Edited with an Introduction by Élie Batareikh
Series: Analecta Gorgiana 409
ISBN: 978-1-60724-684-8
The Life of Abercius, which received much attention after the archaeological discovery of the “inscription of Abercius,” previously existed in two recensions. Élie Batareikh found a manuscript containing a third recension and publishes here the Greek text of that recension.

Die armenischen apokryphen Apostelakten

Edited with an Introduction by Paul Vetter
Series: Analecta Gorgiana 408
ISBN: 978-1-60724-683-1
Paul Vetter presents here a critical edition of the Armenian version of the Acts of Peter and Paul along with a Greek translation. Vetter’s introduction to the text includes a discussion of the complex transmission history evident in the manuscripts.

Le texte grec des récits utiles à l'âme d'Anastase (le Sinaïte)

Edited with an Introduction by François Nau
Series: Analecta Gorgiana 407
ISBN: 978-1-60724-682-4
These eighteen stories pertaining to Anastasius of Mount Sinai include unique information and variations of stories preserved elsewhere. Nau presents the edited Greek text along with an introductory discussion of authorship and sources.

Abû-l-Barakats "griechisches" Verzeichnis der 70 Jünger

Edited with an Introduction by Anton Baumstark
Series: Analecta Gorgiana 406
ISBN: 978-1-60724-681-7
Abu-al-Barakat published two versions of the list of seventy disciples sent out by Jesus. Anton Baumstark presents here the Arabic text, along with a critical Latin version, of Barakat’s list that was allegedly translated from a Greek original.

Abû-l-Barakats nichtgriechisches Verzeichnis der 70 Jünger

Edited with an Introduction by Anton Baumstark
Series: Analecta Gorgiana 405
ISBN: 978-1-60724-680-0
Abu-al-Barakat published two versions of the list of seventy disciples sent out by Jesus. Anton Baumstark presents here the Arabic text, along with a Latin translation, of Barakat’s list that was allegedly translated a non-Greek source.

Zwei Synoden des Katholikos Timotheos I

Edited with an Introduction by Oskar Braun
Series: Analecta Gorgiana 404
ISBN: 978-1-60724-678-7
The records of two provincial synods found among the writings of Catholicos Timothy I provide a unique perspective into the christological disputes and struggle for authority in Syriac-speaking Christianity in the late 8th century.