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Journal of the Canadian Society for Syriac Studies 12


Edited by Amir Harrak
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.
Publisher: Gorgias Press LLC
Availability: In stock
SKU (ISBN): 978-1-4632-0216-3
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Publication Status: In Print

Publication Date: Oct 17,2012
Interior Color: Black with Color Inserts
Trim Size: 8.25 x 10.75
Page Count: 81
Language: English
ISBN: 978-1-4632-0216-3
$75.00
$45.00

JCSSS is a refereed journal published annually by the Canadian Society for Syriac Studies Inc. (CSSS), located at the Department of Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. JCSSS contains the transcripts of public lectures presented at the CSSS and possibly other articles and book reviews. JCSSS focuses on the vast Syriac literature, which is rooted in the same soil from which the ancient Mesopotamian and biblical literatures sprung; on Syriac art that bears Near Eastern characteristics as well as Byzantine and Islamic influences; and on archaeology, unearthing in the Middle East and the rest of Asia and China the history of the Syriac-speaking people: Assyrians, Chaldeans, Maronites and Catholic and Orthodox Syriacs. Modern Syriac Christianity and contemporary vernacular Aramaic dialects are also the focus of JCSSS. The languages of the Journal are English, French and German, and quotations from ancient sources are given in the original languages and in translation. The articles are interdisciplinary and scholarly; the Editorial Committee brings together scholars from four American, Canadian, and European universities. The CSSS that publishes JCSSS was founded in 1999 at the University of Toronto, Department of Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations, as part of the latter’s academic programme in Aramaic and Syriac languages and literatures. It was incorporated under the Canada Corporations Act in January 23, 1999.

Volume 12 includes articles by Françoise Briquel Chatonnet, Kyle Smith, Adam Lehto, Mar Awa David Royel, Bernard Heyberger, Nasir al-Ka‘bi, Amir Harrak and Khalid Dinno.

JCSSS is a refereed journal published annually by the Canadian Society for Syriac Studies Inc. (CSSS), located at the Department of Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. JCSSS contains the transcripts of public lectures presented at the CSSS and possibly other articles and book reviews. JCSSS focuses on the vast Syriac literature, which is rooted in the same soil from which the ancient Mesopotamian and biblical literatures sprung; on Syriac art that bears Near Eastern characteristics as well as Byzantine and Islamic influences; and on archaeology, unearthing in the Middle East and the rest of Asia and China the history of the Syriac-speaking people: Assyrians, Chaldeans, Maronites and Catholic and Orthodox Syriacs. Modern Syriac Christianity and contemporary vernacular Aramaic dialects are also the focus of JCSSS. The languages of the Journal are English, French and German, and quotations from ancient sources are given in the original languages and in translation. The articles are interdisciplinary and scholarly; the Editorial Committee brings together scholars from four American, Canadian, and European universities. The CSSS that publishes JCSSS was founded in 1999 at the University of Toronto, Department of Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations, as part of the latter’s academic programme in Aramaic and Syriac languages and literatures. It was incorporated under the Canada Corporations Act in January 23, 1999.

Volume 12 includes articles by Françoise Briquel Chatonnet, Kyle Smith, Adam Lehto, Mar Awa David Royel, Bernard Heyberger, Nasir al-Ka‘bi, Amir Harrak and Khalid Dinno.

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Contributor Biography

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.

Françoise Briquel-Chatonnet

Kyle Smith

Adam Lehto

Adam Lehto is an instructor at the University of Toronto and Wilfrid Laurier University. He holds a doctorate in Religious Studies from the University of Toronto, on which the present translation is based. He has been involved in the editing of the Journal of the Canadian Society for Syriac Studies since its inception in 2001.

Bernard Heyberger

Khalid Dinno

Born in Mosul, Iraq, Khalid Dinno holds doctorates in engineering, earned from the University of Manchester in 1965; and in Middle Eastern history, earned from the University of Toronto in 2015. 

David Royel

Bishop, Assyrian Church of the East, Diocese of California

Nasir al-Ka'bi

Nasir al-Assistant professor University of Kufa, Iraq. Post–doctoral fellow at the University of Toronto, Ph.D.(2008) University of Tehran and University of Kufa (Iraq), publications include: Sasanian State in Arabic sources: A Study of the Political History(in Arabic) (Damascus: 2008); The Debate between State and Religion in the Sasanian Period (in Arabic) (Beirut: 2010).

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