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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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Untersuchungen über die Quellen, die Abfassungszeit und die dogmatische Stellung des Verfassers der edessenischen Chronik

Series: Analecta Gorgiana 659
ISBN: 978-1-61719-608-9
This study of the mid-6th century Chronicle of Edessa explores its sources, date of composition, and doctrinal stance.
$35.70

Hymne de S. Ephrem Docteur de l’Église sur la Nativité de n. Seigneur

Edited and Translated by Ignatius Ephrem II Rahmani
Series: Analecta Gorgiana 657
ISBN: 978-1-61719-606-5
This slim volume contains the Syriac text with facing French translation (modestly annotated) of one of Ephrem’s hymns on the Nativity.
$37.00

The School of Nisibis

Its Origin, Statutes, and Celebrated Personages
Series: Analecta Gorgiana 656
ISBN: 978-1-61719-605-8
This brief but important work provides readers with a concise overview of the School of Nisibis, the east Syriac study center, including the famous teachers and students associated with it and its functional arrangement.
$32.20

Das Gedicht Teqqaf l’Arestotalis

Edited and Translated by Salomon Samuel
Series: Analecta Gorgiana 636
ISBN: 978-1-61719-585-3
This work, the author’s dissertation, has for its subject a unique didactic Syriac poem (301 lines) on philosophy, particularly of the Aristotelian variety, and wisdom generally. After introducing the text, the author gives a critical edition with German translation.
$42.00

Gli Statuti della Scuola di Nisibi

Edited with an Introduction by Ignazio Guidi
Series: Analecta Gorgiana 635
ISBN: 978-1-61719-584-6
The eminent Italian scholar of eastern Christianity Ignazio Guidi (1844-1935) here presents a critical edition of the Statutes of the School of Nisibis, prefaced by a historical and textual introduction.
$38.00

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.
$32.90

Elements of Mental and Moral Science

Designed to Exhibit the Original Susceptibilities of the Mind, and the Rule by Which the Rectitude of Any of its States or Feelings Should be Judged
Series: Analecta Gorgiana 797
ISBN: 978-1-61143-175-9
The article reviews a set of texts on mental philosophy. It reviews the author’s assessments of various sources and the aspects of the mind. The reviewer takes issue with certain philosophers’ beliefs.
$37.00

A Treatise on the Parables of our Lord

Series: Analecta Gorgiana 812
ISBN: 978-1-61143-190-2
This article introduces and translates “A Treatise on the Parables of our Lord” by Rev. Fredrick Gustavus Lisco of Berlin. The treatise defines and traces the history of parables. Using critical sources, he explores New Testament parables.
$35.00

The Racovian Catechism

Series: Analecta Gorgiana 803
ISBN: 978-1-61143-181-0
The author provides the biography of Socianism founder Faustus Socinus. The article provides a partial translation of his posthumously compiled “Racovian Catechism” from the original Polish with the intention of revealing information about Socianism.
$25.20

Music Archaeology in Scandinavia, 1800-1990

Series: Analecta Gorgiana 1057
ISBN: 978-1-4632-0105-0
Lund describes the development of Scandinavian music history from 1797 with the first discovery of lurs in Denmark to the modern discipline as it is established in research during the 19th and 20th centuries. Systematic orientation came in the 1970s.
$26.60

Studies of Ancient Nordic Music, 1915–1940

Series: Analecta Gorgiana 1056
ISBN: 978-1-4632-0104-3
The pioneers who contributed towards the formative period of Scandinavian musicology (ca. 1915–1940) were highly interested in ancient music. Kolltveit describes approaches by pioneers Hammerich, Panum, Andersson, Norlind, Leden and Tveitt in their cultural, political, and academic contexts.
$26.60

Antiquarians, Archaeologists and Music in Nineteenth Century London

Early Conversations in Music’s Prehistory
Series: Analecta Gorgiana 1055
ISBN: 978-1-4632-0103-6
Proceedings from the British Archaeological Association contain music studies from 150 years ago. Lawson raises a historiographical concern for these early discussions, as many of the authors are forgotten.
$25.90

Music-Archaeological Research on Pre-Columbian Music Cultures 1880-1920

Series: Analecta Gorgiana 1054
ISBN: 978-1-4632-0102-9
This paper contains an overview of Pre-Columbian music research between 1880 and 1920. Figures and the interdisciplinary direction of the research movement are discussed in detail. Many of these early studies remain ignored, which is a concern for music historiography.
$25.90

From Music Archaeology to Historiography

Andean Music Archaeology and Musical Instruments, Singing and Dancing in Guaman Poma's Nuéva Crónica y Bien Gobierno
Series: Analecta Gorgiana 1053
ISBN: 978-1-4632-0101-2
Hickmann describes a 17th century work by Guaman Poma chronicling the first period of the Conquista. Details from this book are comparable to archaeological finds of musical instruments that have since disappeared. The author provides illustrations of ancient Andean instruments.
$25.20

Remembering Music in Early Greece

Series: Analecta Gorgiana 1052
ISBN: 978-1-4632-0100-5
This paper contemplates the various means by which the Ancient Greeks preserved information about their musical history, highlighting oral/aural tradition and the transition to literacy when inscriptions could capture information in roughly datable contexts. Music history sources and motives are also examined.
$28.00

Jacob of Serugh

A Select Bibliographical Guide
Series: Analecta Gorgiana 1051
ISBN: 978-1-4632-0099-2
Brock provides an indispensable bibliographic resource for Jacob of Serugh scholarship. This guide lists Jacob's mimre by biblical passage and liturgical events, uplifted saints and topics, other works including prose and letters, and recommended secondary sources for further study.
$36.00

Humanity’s Sin in Paradise

Ephrem, Jacob of Sarug, and Narsai in Conversation
Series: Analecta Gorgiana 1050
ISBN: 978-1-4632-0098-5
Van Rompay discusses Jacob of Sarug’s understanding of sin by interweaving a conversation with 4th-century Ephrem’s influence and Jacob's late 5th-century contemporary thinker, Narsai. Critical to this discussion is their assumption of Adam’s created capacities.
$35.00

Jacob of Serugh and His Influence on John of Dara as Exemplified by the Use of Two Verse-Homilies

Series: Analecta Gorgiana 1049
ISBN: 978-1-4632-0097-8
Some of John of Dara’s 9th century treatises survive in Codex 356 in Mardin, in which Jacob of Serugh is called “Jacob of Batnan”, “Jacob”, and titles of respect. This article describes Jacob’s significant influence, comparing two-verse homilies in detail.
$39.00

Jacob of Serugh, Homily on Good Friday and Other Armenian Treasures

First Glances
Series: Analecta Gorgiana 1048
ISBN: 978-1-4632-0096-1
Jacob of Serugh's Armenian version of “Homily on Good Friday” is most likely from the reign of Gregory III Pahlawuni (1113–1166 AD). Mathews provides its transcription, commenting that scholarship is widely unaware of Jacob of Serugh’s existing works in Armenian.
$37.00

To Whom Did Jacob Preach?

Series: Analecta Gorgiana 1047
ISBN: 978-1-4632-0095-4
The long career of Jacob of Serugh provides insights into Scripture and tradition expected by homilies as well as information about his audience. In this publication, Harvey discusses Jacob of Serugh’s concern for congregations to balance lifestyle and devotional obligations.
$23.80

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.
$36.00

Mar Jacob of Serugh on Monks and Monasticism

Readings in his Metrical Homilies ‘On the Singles’
Series: Analecta Gorgiana 1045
ISBN: 978-1-4632-0093-0
Griffith discusses “On the Singles”, mimre by Mar Jacob of Serugh, for their reflections of Syrian monastic development. Following a biography and detailed literary analysis, Griffith examines the broader context of regional monastic literature for Mar Jacob’s possible influences.
$35.00

Jacob of Serugh, the Man Behind the Mimre

Series: Analecta Gorgiana 1044
ISBN: 978-1-4632-0092-3
Credited by Dinno as the epitome of Syriac spiritual heritage, Mor Jacob of Serugh interpreted the physical world with the hidden realities of God. A prominent theme in Mor Jacob's mimre is the economy of salvation.
$35.00

Repentance and Fasting from an Ascetical Perspective

A Comparative Reading of Jacob of Serugh and an Unpublished Shortened Version of a Collection of Homilies by Severus of Antioch
Series: Analecta Gorgiana 1043
ISBN: 978-1-4632-0091-6
Saints Jacob of Serugh and Severus of Antioch provided monastic interpretations for Syriac Orthodoxy. Bcheiry highlights St. Jacob’s exegesis of Jonah as a spiritual struggle with ascetic appearances. St. Severus address the movement from self-deial to purity in his Lenten homilies.
$37.00

Inscriptions Syriaques de Salamas, en Perse

Series: Analecta Gorgiana 1042
ISBN: 978-1-4632-0090-9
This publication presents the transcription and translation of eight Syriac inscriptions from the Persian region of Salamas found in ancient cemeteries and church buildings. The inscriptions are accompanied by brief commentary and helpful introduction.
$36.00