New books from Gorgias Press
- The following books were published this month (March 2003) by Gorgias Press. For more details, pricing, and to place on-line order, please visit www.gorgiaspress.com.
03/13/2003 A. Hore, Eighteen Centuries of the Orthodox Greek Church A general history of the Greek Church, including the "separatist" Churches. The work is unique in that it demonstrates that the Eastern Churches (even the pre-Chalcedonian ones) are of Orthodox Faith. 03/13/2003 William Wright, The Ecclesiastical History of Eusebius in Syriac, With a Collation of the Ancient Armenian Version Eusebius's Ecclesiastical history according to the ancient Syriac and Armenian versions. The standard edition. 03/13/2003 Robert Browning, Justinian and Theodora The story of the peasant's son who became an emperor and the dissolute actress who resided beside him on the throne is one of the greatest and most controversial romances of history. United, they presided over a key epoch in the formation of Europe. 03/13/2003 Budge, The History of Rabban Hormizd the Persian and Rabban Bar-'Idta Describes the lives of two founders of great monasteries which became centers for the teaching of doctrine and asceticism at a critical period in the history of the Church of the East. (In two volumes.) 03/13/2003 William Wright, The Chronicle of Joshua the Stylite, Composed in Syriac The standard edition of the Chronicle with English translation. 03/13/2003 Richard Gottheil, A Treatise on Syriac Grammar by Elia of Soba One of the main sources from which the famous Bar Hebraeus might have drawn his knowledge of Syriac grammar to write his semhe. This book is not only important for the history of Syriac grammars, but can be used to learn grammar itself. 03/13/2003 MacLean, Grammar of the Dialects of Vernacular Syriac with Notes of the Vernacular of the Jews of Azerbaijan and of Zakhu Near Mosul The standard grammar of the Eastern Neo-Aramaic dialect of Kurdistan, spoken by the East Syrians and Jews. 03/13/2003 Henry Layard, Early Adventures in Persia, Susiana, and Babylonia, Including a Residence Among the Bakhtiyari and Other Wild Tribes Before the Discovery of Nineveh Layard, the first archaeologist to discover the Assyrian city of Nineveh, recounts his adventures in the Middle East. With illustrations and maps. (Two Volumes)
A very hard book to find in the original. When found, the original edition retails for over $1,000!
03/13/2003 K. P. Paul , The Eucharist Service of the Syrian Jacobite Church of Malabar An illustrated commentary on the Syrian Orthodox Eucharistic Liturgy, by a leading bishop of the Malabar Church in India. 03/13/2003 C. Plummer (ed.), Historiam Ecclesiasticam Gentis Anglorum (Bede's Ecclesiastical History of England) Charles Plummer's monumental edition of Bede's Ecclesiastical History of England with notes (in two volumes). 03/13/2003 MacLean, Dictionary of the Dialects of Vernacular Syriac, as Spoken by the Eastern Syrians, of Kurdistan, North-West Persia and the Plain of Mosul, with Notices of the Vernacular of the Jews of Azerbaijan and of Zakhu Near Mosul A dictionary of the Neo-Aramaic dialects of the modern Assyrians and Chaldeans of Kurdistan, North-West Persia and Iraq, with notices of the Neo-Aramaic vernacular of the Jews of Azerbaijan and of Zakhu. 03/13/2003 Budge, The History of Alexander the Great, Being the Syriac Version of Pseudo Callisthenes A Syriac edition, with English translation, of a the folk-lore and legends connected to Alexander the Great. This ancient text represents a Greek text that is much older than any text that has been known before. 03/05/2003 Budge, E.A.W. The Book of Governors: The Historia Monastica of Thomas of Marga A.D. 840 The Syriac edition, with an English translation of the 9th century work of Thomas Bishop of Marga. A very rare book in the original. 03/05/2003 Segal, The Diacritical Point in Syriac Segal examines the history and usage of the diacritical point from before the seventh century up to the thirteenth century, taking into account both the East and West Syriac traditions. Segal basis his studies both on analysis of manuscripts at the British Museum, as well as the grammatical works of Syriac authors.
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