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Journal of the Canadian Society for Syriac Studies 15


Edited by Amir Harrak
A refereed journal published annually by the Canadian Society for Syriac Studies. This volume includes articles by Daniel Kolligan, Gagik G. Sargsyan, Adam Lehto, Emanuela Braida, Kristian Heal, Narmin 'Ali Amin and Parwan Badri Tawfiq, and Aaron Butts.
Publisher: Gorgias Press LLC
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SKU (ISBN): 978-1-4632-0569-0
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Publication Status: In Print

Publication Date: Oct 21,2015
Interior Color: Black with Color Inserts
Trim Size: 8.25 x 10.75
Page Count: 91
Language: English
ISBN: 978-1-4632-0569-0
$75.00

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.

This volume includes articles by Daniel Kolligan, Gagik G. Sargsyan, Adam Lehto, Emanuela Braida, Kristian Heal, Narmin 'Ali Amin and Parwan Badri Tawfiq, and Aaron Butts.

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.

This volume includes articles by Daniel Kolligan, Gagik G. Sargsyan, Adam Lehto, Emanuela Braida, Kristian Heal, Narmin 'Ali Amin and Parwan Badri Tawfiq, and Aaron Butts.

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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.

  • Table of Contents (page 5)
  • From the Editor (page 7)
  • The Armenian Version of Aphrahat's Demonstration Ten 'On Shepherds' (Daniel Kolligan) (page 9)
  • Armenian Inscriptions and Graffiti at the Monastery of Mar Behnam and in Qaraqosh (Gagik G. Sargsyan and Amir Harrak) (page 23)
  • John of Apamea and the Syriac Reception of Greek Thought (Adam Lehto) (page 39)
  • The Romance of Ahiqar the Wise in the Neo-Aramaic MS London Sachau 9321: Part II (Emanuela Braida) (page 47)
  • Five Kinds of Rewriting: Appropriation, Influence and the Manuscript History of Early Syriac Literature (Kristian S. Heal) (page 57)
  • Following the Footsteps of Father Fiey: Topographical Observations in 'Aqra and its Region (Narmin 'Ali Amin and Parwin Badri Tawfiq) (page 72)
  • The Seventh North American Syriac Symposium (Nass VII) (Aaron Michael Butts) (page 85)
  • Members of the Year 2014-2015 (page 90)
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