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e-Gorgias (Issue 14, January 2007)

 

Issue 14
January 2007
Reading Time: 15 minutes
 

The new year is off to a great start at Gorgias Press as we prepare to select the winners of the Gorgias Book Grant. Applications have been coming in, but there is still time for you to submit your own application and supporting materials. We also have a winner in our bookshelf raffle! Read on:

  • In February 2007, two outstanding graduate students will be awarded $500 worth of Gorgias Books through the Gorgias Book Grant. We are still accepting applications. The deadline to send in all materials is January 31, 2007. Details are given below; please email us if you have questions. To see our previous winners, go to our website's Book Grant Page.2006-2007 Grant Field
        : Any field within the scope of Gorgias Publications
    Application Deadline
        : January 31, 2007

    Grant Date
        : February 2007

    Eligibility
        : Candidate must be enrolled in a graduate program (Master's or Ph.D.) in an accredited university or an institution of learning in the field of the grant (see category listing of Gorgias publications). Candidate must have the equivalent of a GPA of 3.0 or higher.

     

    Application Process

    Mail the following items to: Gorgias Press LLC, Book Grants Program, 46 Orris Ave., Piscataway, NJ 08854. (All documents, apart from official transcripts, must be in English.)

    1. A letter indicating your interests in your field, and your plans for the future.
    2. A two-page description of your thesis, or a one-page description of your course work in the case of course-based programs.
    3. Official transcripts of your previous 2 years of university education.
    4. Two letters of recommendation from professors familiar with your work (one must be your current supervisor in the field of the grant).

    Each application is evaluated for content, originality and academic achievements. Previous grant awardees are ineligible.

     

  • After months of anticipation, Gorgias author David Gaunt had a successful book and lecture tour for his new book Massacres, Resistance, Protectors: Muslim-Christian Relations in Eastern Anatolia during World War I. This book is finally available from Gorgias. The tour included lectures and book signings in Paramus, NJ; Belmont, MA and Chicago, IL. There were 50-100 people in attendance at each event. Attendees were highly interested to learn that Dr. Gaunt had been allowed access to Ottoman archives in Istanbul by the Turkish government. He was able to corroborate oral history with official Ottoman documents included in the book.
    More tour dates for Dr. Gaunt are being planned. Please check our website for updates.
  • We are happy to announce that the winner of the Gorgias Antique Solid Wood Bookshelf is Michael Busch. Read more about him in our Special Sale section.


 

  • Recent Releases...Gaunt and Brock books are now available!!
  • Coming Soon: Books that are to be released shortly, as well as new additions to our catalog
  • Holiday Sale Top Ten Sellers and raffle results.
  • Conference Report

 


 





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

ISBN 1-59333-301-3, Paperback, $48

This pioneering historical investigation of the genocide of the Assyrian, Chaldean, and Syrian Christians of Upper Mesopotamia during World War I uses primary sources of Turkish, Russian, German, French, and Arabic origin, and oral histories by survivors and their descendants.



The Bible in the Syriac Tradition (English Version)
By Sebastian Brock

ISBN 1-59333-300-5, Paperback, $29

This is an introduction to the Syriac versions of the Bible, with chapters on the manuscript tradition, the main editions, commentaries, and various aspects of the ways the Bible was interpreted and used in Syriac literary and liturgical traditions.



An Introduction to Syriac Studies
By Sebastian Brock

ISBN 1-59333-349-8, Paperback, $29

Primarily intended as a handbook for the student embarking on the field of Syriac studies, this Introduction should also prove a very useful resource for scholars working in adjacent fields who need to make use of Syriac materials.



The Christian Minorities in Turkey
By Wilhelm Baum

ISBN 3-902005-62-9, Hardback, $56

Spurred on by the question of whether Turkey should be given full membership to the European Union, Baum raises the specter of the massacre and torture of Eastern Christians in this nation. A cursory history of Turkey up to the nineteenth century is given, and this is supplemented by a detailed account of massacres of Christians during World War One and the reactions of the rest of the world to these religiously motivated killings. The situation is traced up through the War in Cyprus up until 1974 and then, briefly, to the modern period.



Perspectives on Hebrew Scriptures
By Ehud Ben Zvi

ISBN 1-59333-310-2, Hardback, $145

This volume incorporates all of the articles and reviews published from 1996 to 2003 in the highly respected electronic Journal of Hebrew Scriptures (JHS). Boasting a list of recognized names in the field of Hebrew Bible studies, this publication includes dozens of articles and over one hundred book reviews.



The Asmar Syriac Peshitta Gospel Illuminated Lectionary
By Asmar Khoury

ISBN 90-5047-018-1, Hardback, $1195

The Asmar Illuminated Lectionary is a masterpiece of art. Malphono Asmar Koury was one of the most prominent Syriac scribes and artists of the twentieth century. He produced this magnum opus using the most traditional calligraphic techniques which passed from scribe to scribe for generations. The volume, printed on heavy high-quality art paper and adorned with traditional Syriac art, contains the entire Peshitta Syriac lectionary.



Join Friends of the Syriac Book
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ISBN 0-00000-033-X, Hardback, $0

Gorgias Press is committed to publishing books in the neglected field of Syriac studies. Since the market for such books is small and the investment cannot always be returned, we believe that a community effort will make this possible. For this reason we have established Friends of the Syriac Book. We encourage your support for our mutual effort by joining this group. For more information, click on the title link.






 





Eastern Crossroads. Essays on Medieval Christian Legacy By Juan Pedro Monferrer-Sala
The chapters of this volume explore both broad themes and specific topics dealing with several aspects connected with the Eastern Christian Legacy. The volume illustrates the strength of Christian cultural life through the Middle Ages under different socio-political situations, including the context of a predominately Islamic culture.
ISBN 978-1-59333-610-3, Hardback, $98

The Other Mathematics: Language and Logic in Egyptian and in General By Leo Depuydt
Since Boole, symbolic logic has supplanted Aristotelian logic. Claude Shannon first applied Boolean algebra to electronic circuits. In this investigation, several facets of ancient Egyptian and its parallels in other languages are reinterpreted from the point of view of modern logic.
ISBN 1-59333-369-2, Hardback, $88

The History, Poetry and Genealogy of the Yemen By Elise Crosby
The History, Poetry, and Genealogy of the Yemen, attributed to the South Arabian historian ?Abid b. Sharya al Jurhumi, is the earliest known Arabic history of pre-Islamic Yemen. This annotated translation and synopsis will be of interest to scholars of South Arabia.
ISBN 1-59333-394-3, Hardback, $78

An Englishwoman in a Turkish Harem By Grace Ellison
Grace Ellison (d. 1935) actively encouraged dialogues between Turkish and British women at the outset of the twentieth century. Despite an impressive legacy, Ellison and her work have almost disappeared from the historical record; the republication of this 1915 work aims to address this neglect.
ISBN 978-1-59333-211-2, Hardback, $65

Catalogue of Syriac Printed Books and Related Literature in the British Museum By Cyril Moss
Moss’s catalogue represents the first effort at providing a thorough, printed database of the various materials that make up the British Museum’s Syriac corpus. The catalogue includes not only Syriac manuscripts, but also a listing of books and articles concerning them.
ISBN 978-1-59333-607-3, Hardback, $380

Adrian Fortescue and the Eastern Christian Churches By Anthony Dragani
Adrian Fortescue (1874-1923) was recognized as one of England’s foremost authorities on Eastern Christianity. This book is a critical examination of his writings on the subject, analyzing what he said about the Eastern Christian Churches, and highlighting his insights into key questions.
ISBN 1-59333-345-5, Hardback, $76

Bibliography of Syriac Printed Lexica By David Taylor
This Annotated Bibliography provides the first comprehensive bibliography of all published Syriac lexica, in all languages. In addition to the technical description of the volumes, there are short notes about the textual sources used and about the lives of the scholars who produced them.
ISBN 1-59333-189-4, Hardback, $76

 


 





2006 Holiday Sale a Great Success!

Many of you took advantage of our Holiday and 5-year anniversary sale to purchase Gorgias titles. The top ten sellers are listed below.

One of the features of our sale was the raffle of an antique solid wood bookshelf, retailing at $260. The lucky winner is Michael Busch of The Master's Seminary in Sun Valley, California. He was pleased to hear the news, and added, "We believe that Gorgias Press provides a great service in making important titles available for our students, with a thoughtful approach to customer service. The antique bookshelf will make a beautiful addition to our library." Congratulations, Michael!

Memoirs of Halide Edib
By Halide Edib Adivar

ISBN 1-59333-206-8, Hardback, $67

Halide Adivar Edib (1882-1964) was one of Turkey's leading feminists in the Young Turk and early Republican period. In this work, Edib’s account of her private life provides a unique example of a woman’s individual and personal struggle for emancipation and gender equality.



Transmission and Reception: New Testament Text-Critical and Exegetical Studies
By J.W. Childers and D.C. Parker

ISBN 1-59333-367-6, Hardback, $76

Exploring various topics pertaining to the transmission and reception of the New Testament, this volume presents sixteen new studies that bear important implications for textual criticism, New Testament interpretation, and understanding the formative impact of the New Testament text on Early Christianity.



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

ISBN 1-59333-301-3, Paperback, $48

This pioneering historical investigation of the genocide of the Assyrian, Chaldean, and Syrian Christians of Upper Mesopotamia during World War I uses primary sources of Turkish, Russian, German, French, and Arabic origin, and oral histories by survivors and their descendants.



An Introduction to Syriac Studies
By Sebastian Brock

ISBN 1-59333-349-8, Paperback, $29

Primarily intended as a handbook for the student embarking on the field of Syriac studies, this Introduction should also prove a very useful resource for scholars working in adjacent fields who need to make use of Syriac materials.



Simple and Bold: Ephrem’s Art of Symbolic Thought
By Kees den Biesen

ISBN 1-59333-397-8, Hardback, $78

This study explores the literary, intellectual, and theological mechanisms at work in the writings of Ephrem the Syrian, with the specific aim of identifying the exact nature of Ephrem’s “symbolic thought” and evaluating its overall contemporary relevance.



How Should Rabbinic Literature Be Read in the Modern World?
By Matthew A Kraus

ISBN 1-59333-214-9, Hardback, $76

Through literary, historical, archaeological, and engendered readings, this collection of essays presents a multidisciplinary analysis of rabbinic texts. Such a conversation between diverse scholars illuminates the hermeneutical issues generated by the contemporary study of the Talmud and Midrash.



The Earliest Life of Christ Ever Compiled from the Four Gospels
By J Hamlyn Hill

ISBN 1-59333-477-X, Hardback, $54

In the second century, well before the "canonical" gospels took their present form, Tatian wove from the four gospels and one or more Judaic-Christian gospels, one harmonized account of the life of Christ, the Diatessaron. The Earliest Life of Christ is an English translation of the Diatessaron based on the Arabic version, itself a translation from the lost Syriac.



Mari and Karana, Two Old Babylonian Cities
By Stephanie Dalley

ISBN 1-931956-02-2, Paperback, $37

A study on all the social and historical aspects of Mari and Karana, this book provides an account of life in the nineteenth century BC. Illustrations with photographs and drawings of objects uncovered during excavations provide a lively counterpart to the texts themselves, many of which are quoted in translation.



The United Holy Church of America: A Study in Black Holiness-Pentecostalism
By William C. Turner, Jr.

ISBN 1-59333-317-X, Hardback, $65

This project is inspired by years of nurture and ministry in the church upon which the study focuses. The approach employs numerous disciplines in the service of a project that exposes data of the religious life, including what subjects have to say of their selves. It then goes on to re-sketch lines of continuity with the larger church.



Jewish Wisdom
By Gerd De Ley and David Potter

ISBN 1-59333-323-4, Paperback, $48

The Dictionary of Jewish Proverbs offers the reader a comprehensive insight into the world of Jewish wisdom. It comes in the form of an A-Z Dictionary and represents probably the biggest single collection ever published, with a total of over 4,000 proverbs coming from sources from every corner of the globe.





 





Gorgias Press at Conferences

Gorgias Press will be present at the annual meeting of the American Oriental Society in San Antonio, Texas, 16-19 March 2007. George Kiraz, President, will be on hand to answer your questions about Gorgias. We warmly invite you to stop by our book display and see the many interesting titles we have to offer.

"Era of the Christological Councils: Syriac Writings and Greek Theologians" was the theme for the annual symposium of the Canadian Society for Syriac Studies (CSSS). The symposium, held on 25 November 2006 at the University of Toronto, was attended by George Kiraz and Christine Kiraz, President and Vice President respectively of Gorgias Press.
An extended report on the conference may be found in the January 8, 2007 issue of Zinda Magazine.

Conferences and symposia such as those held by AOS and CSSS are important for showing what we can do, but word of mouth (or email) among our faithful customers will ensure the success of our passion for bringing to the public topics underrepresented in the publishing world.

 


 





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