The Syriac World: In Search of a Forgotten Christianity

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Yale University Press
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6.1 X 9.3 X 1.4 inches | 1.27 pounds

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About the Author
Françoise Briquel Chatonnet, a French historian and senior researcher at the French National Center for Scientific Research, specializes in Syriac and Northwest Semitic studies. Muriel Debié holds a chair in ancient Eastern Christianities at the École Pratique des Hautes Études-PSL and specializes in Syriac studies. Jeffrey Haines is a historian of Eastern Christianity and specialist in Syriac studies.
"The strengths of this book are its attention to material remains, the wonderful pictures scattered throughout, and the expressive and excellent quotations that exemplify all manner of Syriac thought. . . . A clear and accurate synthesis of 3,000 years of Syriac history."--Journal of Early Christian Studies

"In this extraordinarily learned and wide-ranging book, an entire lost world is brought into the light. The Syriac World reminds us of the vigor and diversity that made up the culture and religion of the Middle East from Late Antiquity until today."--Peter Brown, author of Through the Eye of a Needle

"This is a marvelous gem of a book. In one short volume, we are given three thousand years of history. Readers will learn an enormous amount about Syriac literature and the history of Middle Eastern Christianity. This book is a small classic."--Jack Tannous, author of The Making of the Medieval Middle East

"The authors have provided a wonderfully readable, and beautifully illustrated, guide to the various aspects of the Syriac world: the narrative is exceptionally well informed, and the attention paid to material culture is particularly welcome. This is a book that every self-respecting library ought to have."--Sebastian Brock, author of An Introduction to Syriac Studies

"The Syriac World is a fine piece of scholarship, and a truly valuable contribution to the literature on Christian history. The authors present a picture of the Syriac world that is at once authoritative and attractive to the non-specialist reader."--Philip Jenkins, author of Crucible of Faith: The Ancient Revolution That Made Our Modern Religious World