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The JCSSS is an annual refereed journal containing the transcripts of public lectures presented at the Canadian Society for Syriac Studies Inc. It focuses on the literature, art, and archaeology of Syriac Christianity from the 2nd century to modern times. Contributors include John H. Corbett, Herman Teule, Susan Ashbrook Harvey, Kathleen E. McVey, and Geoffrey Greatrex.
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SKU (ISBN): 978-1-60724-064-8
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Publication Date: Jan 1,2009
Interior Color: Black
Trim Size: 8.25 x 10.75
Page Count: 98
Language: English
ISBN: 978-1-60724-064-8
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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 3 includes the following articles: "They do not Take Wives, or Build, or Work the Ground: Ascetic Life in the Early Syriac Church" by John H. Corbett, “Gregory Barhebraeus and his Time: The Syrian Renaissance” by Herman Teule, “Women in the Syriac Christian Tradition” by Susan Ashbrook Harvey, “Images of Joy in Ephrem’s Hymns on Paradise: Returning to the Woman and the Breast” by Kathleen E. McVey, and “Khusro II and the Christians of his Empire” by Geoffrey Greatrex.

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 3 includes the following articles: "They do not Take Wives, or Build, or Work the Ground: Ascetic Life in the Early Syriac Church" by John H. Corbett, “Gregory Barhebraeus and his Time: The Syrian Renaissance” by Herman Teule, “Women in the Syriac Christian Tradition” by Susan Ashbrook Harvey, “Images of Joy in Ephrem’s Hymns on Paradise: Returning to the Woman and the Breast” by Kathleen E. McVey, and “Khusro II and the Christians of his Empire” by Geoffrey Greatrex.

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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)
  • They do not Take Wives, or Build, or Work the Ground: Ascetic Life in the Early Syriac Church. By John H. Corbett (page 9)
  • Gregory Barhebraeus and his Time: The Syrian Renaissance. By Herman Teule (page 27)
  • Women in Syriac Christian Tradition. By Susan Ashbrook Harvey (page 50)
  • Images of Joy in Ephrems Hymns on Paradise: Returning to the Womb and the Breast. By Kathleen E. McVey (page 65)
  • Khusro II and the Christians of his Empire. By Geoffrey Greatrex (page 84)
  • The Canadian Society for Syriac Studies. Members of the Year 2002-2003 (page 95)
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