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Index of Notable Persons in the Syriac Tradition within Select Arabic Sources


An Adaptation of G. Kiraz’s Catalogue at the Beth Mardutho Research Library


Compiled by Emilee Walker Cornetta; Foreword by George Anton Kiraz
This volume contains the contents of George Kiraz’s catalogue of over 1300 people and places related to the Syriac tradition, expanded to include Latin names and citations as well as references to the Gorgias Encyclopedic Dictionary of the Syriac Heritage.
Publisher: Gorgias Press LLC
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SKU (ISBN): 978-1-4632-0162-3
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Publication Status: In Print

Series: Gorgias Handbooks 24
Publication Date: Dec 13,2011
Interior Color: Black
Trim Size: 6 x 9
Page Count: 90
Language: English
ISBN: 978-1-4632-0162-3
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This volume contains the contents of George Kiraz’s catalogue of over 1300 people and places related to the Syriac tradition and corresponding citations in select Arabic sources of the twentieth century, including Barsoum’s al-Luʾluʾ al-manthūr and Tārīkh Tūr ʿAbdīn, Yaʿqub III’s Tārīkh al-kanīsah al-suryāniyyah and the Patriarchal magazines of Damascus and Jerusalem. Included are the names in Arabic script as found in the catalogue, Latin renderings of the names and citations, and, where applicable, references to corresponding articles in the Gorgias Encyclopedic Dictionary of the Syriac Heritage. The index encourages wider use of these important Arabic sources for the purpose of obtaining biographical data on an extensive array of figures in and around the Syriac tradition.

Emilee Walker Cornetta is a graduate student in the Master of Divinity program at Princeton Theological Seminary.

This volume contains the contents of George Kiraz’s catalogue of over 1300 people and places related to the Syriac tradition and corresponding citations in select Arabic sources of the twentieth century, including Barsoum’s al-Luʾluʾ al-manthūr and Tārīkh Tūr ʿAbdīn, Yaʿqub III’s Tārīkh al-kanīsah al-suryāniyyah and the Patriarchal magazines of Damascus and Jerusalem. Included are the names in Arabic script as found in the catalogue, Latin renderings of the names and citations, and, where applicable, references to corresponding articles in the Gorgias Encyclopedic Dictionary of the Syriac Heritage. The index encourages wider use of these important Arabic sources for the purpose of obtaining biographical data on an extensive array of figures in and around the Syriac tradition.

Emilee Walker Cornetta is a graduate student in the Master of Divinity program at Princeton Theological Seminary.

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Contributor Biography

Emilee Walker Cornetta

Emilee Walker Cornetta is a graduate student in the Master of Divinity program at Princeton Theological Seminary.

George Kiraz

George A. Kiraz is the founder and director of Beth Mardutho: The Syriac Institute, and the president of Gorgias Press. He earned an MSt in Syriac Studies from Oxford University, and an MPhil and PhD from Cambridge University. He has an extensive list of publications in Syriac studies.

  • Table of Contents (page 5)
  • Foreword (page 7)
  • Preface (page 9)
  • Abbreviations (page 11)
  • Frequently Quoted Publications (page 13)
  • Index (page 15)
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