Mikael Oez holds a B.A. from Uppsala University in Semitic Languages, and an M.St. & a D.Phil. degrees in Syriac Studies from the University of Oxford. He is the main research assistant and data processor for the Syriac Digital Text Corpus (University of Oxford and Brigham Young University), and has contributed in excess of 400 Syriac texts for this project between 2006 and 2011.
Cyriacus of Tagrit was patriarch of the Syrian Orthodox Church of Antioch between 793 and 817 under the Abbasid Caliphate, a turbulent and divided period in the history of his church in the Middle East. This work, for the first time, collects together and provides a critical edition and annotated English translation of all of his extant and accessible writings. The book focuses on his major composition, The Book on Divine Providence.
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