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The Book of Calendars

Conversion Tables for Ancient, African, Near Eastern, Indian, Asian, Central American and Western Calendars
ISBN: 1-931956-76-6
The book provides easy-to-use tables that translate the calendars of over sixty civilizations into the Julian and Gregorian calendars. An indispensable tool for scholars.

Arabic Proverbs and the Manners and Customs of Modern Egyptians

ISBN: 1-931956-84-7
A compilation and translation of Arabic proverbs by an early 19th century traveler in Cairo, Egypt. Entries are arranged alphabetically in Arabic and by number. Cultural and figurative explanations are provided in English.

History of the Conquest of Egypt, North Africa and Spain

Also known as kitaab futuuh Miss by Bin 'Abd al Hakam
ISBN: 1-931956-73-1
History of Egypt from its legendary early beginnings until the seventh century, including the subsequent conquests of North Africa and Spain. Covers the judges of Egypt to 860, and a list of the companions of Mohammad and their Hadiths.

England in Egypt

With Additions Summarizing the Course of Events to the Close of the Year 1898
ISBN: 1-931956-68-5
This book effectively argues for greater British involvement in Egypt. In 1920, Milner headed a commission to Egypt that recommended Egyptian independence, but the British Cabinet rejected the recommendation.

New Egypt

ISBN: 1-931956-65-0
Amedee Baillot de Guerville was one of the most talented travel writers at the turn of the last century. His New Egypt, translated from French, is a remarkable record of Egyptian life; social, economic, and political, during that period.

Thebes [Modern Luxor]: Its Tombs and Their Tenants, Ancient & Present

Includes a record of Excavations in the Necropolis
ISBN: 1-931956-44-8
Rhind's book on Thebes is unique in that unlike many other Egyptologists of his time, he gives a precise and detailed description of how he excavated the sites, in itself an immense value to the history of archaeology.

The Hidden Pearl: The Aramaic Heritage

ISBN: 1-931956-99-5
An unprecedented book and album set on the Aramaic heritage, including three one-hour documentary video tapes. Vol. I covers the ancient Aramaic heritage, vol. II is on the heirs of the heritage, and vol. III covers one of the witness communities today.

Syriac-English-French-Arabic Dictionary

ISBN: 2-7214-2235-9
Compiled with the student in mind, Costaz’s Syriac-French-English-Arabic dictionary provides for each Syriac gloss its meaning in French, English, and Arabic. Under each root lemma, all derivatives of the root are given with their morphological data. The entries are typeset so that the French, English or Arabic definitions are easily found. The dictionary also contains a mini dictionary of proper names..

Hugoye: Journal of Syriac Studies (Volume 5)

Edited by George Anton Kiraz
ISBN: 978-1-59333-814-5
Widely regarded as a premier journal dedicated to the study of Syriac, Hugoye: Journal of Syriac Studies was established in 1998 as a venue devoted exclusively to the discipline. An organ of Beth Mardutho, the Syriac Institute, the journal appears semi-annually and will be printed in annual editions. A peer-reviewed journal, Hugoye is a respected academic source for up-to-date information about the state of Syriac studies and for discovering what is going on in the field. Contributors include some of the most respected names in the world of Syriac today. This is Volume 5 of the journal from 2002.

The Bible in the Syriac Tradition (Syriac Version)

Translated from English into Syriac by Eugene Aydin
ISBN: 1-931956-15-4
This is an introduction, written in Syriac, to the Syriac versions of the Bible, with chapters on the manuscript tradition, the main editions, commentaries, and various aspects of the ways the Bible was interpreted and used in the Syriac literary and liturgical tradition. Originally written for a Syriac Studies course at the St Ephrem Ecumenical Research Institute (SEERI), in Kottayam, India, this new edition has been brought up to date and the bibliography expanded.

The Liturgy of the Holy Apostles Adai and Mari

Together with two additional liturgies to be said on certain feasts and other days; and The Order of Baptism.
ISBN: 1-931956-59-6
An English translation of the liturgy still in use in the Church of the East, the Chaldean Church, and the Syro-Malabar Church.

Legends of the Christian East

ISBN: 1-931956-67-7
This book consists of tales of a travel to the Christian East. Bayule St. John (1822-1859) was born in Kentish Town on Aug. 19, 1822, and died at Grove End Road, St. John's Wood, on Aug. 1, 1859.

The Syriac Church and Fathers

ISBN: 1-931956-05-7
O’Leary gives a survey of the Syriac Church and its Fathers based on lectures delivered in Bristol University College. They were intended to serve as an introduction to Syriac literature.

Early Christianity Outside the Roman Empire

ISBN: 1-931956-06-5
This book consists of two lectures delivered by the author at Trinity College, Dublin: the first deals with Aprahat, the Persian sage, and the second with Bardaisan and the Acts of Judas Thomas.

The Assyrians and Their Neighbours

ISBN: 1-931956-11-1
Rev. Wigram spent much of his clerical career working with the Church of the East, and for years after WWI, he spoke to English readers on behalf of the modern Assyrian people about their claims to a just settlement. This book is his last book on the subject.

Lexical Tools to the Syriac New Testament

With a Skeleton Grammar by Sebastian P. Brock
ISBN: 1-931956-10-3
This is a Syriac-English dictionary based on word frequencies, tables of conjugations, a list of homographs, a list of Greek words, a skeleton grammar, and more. It is a necessary tool for any student of NT Syriac.

The Liturgies of Saints Mark, James, Clement, Chrysostomos, and Basil, and the Church of Malabar

ISBN: 1-931956-58-8
In this reissue of the English version of the Primitive Liturgies, the translation has been carefully revised and compared with the original texts, and a few additional notes have been appended to elucidate difficulties.

The Eastern Churches Trilogy: The Lesser Eastern Churches

ISBN: 0-9715986-2-2
Part of a classic trilogy on Oriental Christianity that had a ground-breaking effect in bringing an awareness of the broader Christian world to Westerners. It remains the most readable and authoritative source on the churches to the east of Rome. This volume is on the Non-Chalcedonian Orthodox Churches (Syriac, Coptic, Armenian and Ethiopean).

The Eastern Churches Trilogy: The Uniate Eastern Churches

Edited by George D. Smith
ISBN: 0-9715986-3-0
Part of a classic trilogy on Oriental Christianity that had a ground-breaking effect in bringing an awareness of the broader Christian world to Westerners. It remains the most readable and authoritative source on the churches to the east of Rome. This volume is on the Uniate Eastern Churches.

Short History of Syriac Literature

ISBN: 0-9713097-5-2
The 1887 edition of Encyclopedia Britannica contained an extensive article on Syriac Literature by the late Professor W. Wright. The article was later reprinted in this book, with additional notes.

Ancient Monasteries of the East, Or The Monasteries of the Levant

ISBN: 0-9713097-4-4
Between 1834 and 1837, Curzon visited Egypt, Syria, Albania, and Mt. Athos in order to collect ancient manuscripts. Twelve years later, he wrote accounts of the most curious of them, producing this charming flow of reminiscence in an engaging personality.

How the Codex Was Found

A Narrative of Two Visits to Sinai From Mrs. Lewis's Journal
ISBN: 0-9713097-9-5
A vibrant tale of two journeys to St. Catharine's Monastery in Mount Sinai that lead to the discovery of an ancient codex containing an old version of the Syriac Gospels.

My Nestorian Adventure in China: Account of the Holm-Nestorian Expedition

ISBN: 0-9713097-6-0
The narrative of this book relates the quest to bring a "Nestorian" monument--China's earliest record of Christianity--to the West. Holm vividly describes temples, synagogues and mosques, common natives and Buddhist priests, prisoners, soldiers, and guards.

The Churches and Monasteries of Egypt and Some Neighbouring Countries

ISBN: 0-9715986-7-3
A descriptive account of monasteries and churches of Egypt primarily, but also of Nubia, Abyssinia, India, North Africa, Spain, the shores of the Atlantic, and southwestern Arabia (including Coptic, Armenian, Ethiopian, Syrian, and Nestorian churches).

The New Testament: A Literal Translation from the Syriac Peshitto Version

ISBN: 0-9715986-8-1
A literal accurate translation of the Syriac New Testament into English, with marginal notes showing the original Syriac. A valuable tool for students, and a good NT for Syriac Churches.