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The chronicle of Seert : Christianity historical imagination in late antique Iraq

Author: Philip Wood
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2013.
Series: Oxford early Christian studies.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 1st editionView all editions and formats
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This book examines the cultural and political history of the Church of the East, the main Christian church in Iraq and Iran. Philip Wood uses medieval Arabic sources to examine history-writing by  Read more...

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Wood, Philip.
Chronicle of Seert : Christian Historical Imagination in Late Antique Iraq.
Oxford : OUP Oxford, ©2013
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Philip Wood
ISBN: 9780191649660 019164966X
OCLC Number: 859159731
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 305 pages) : map.
Contents: Introduction. The Chronicle of Seert ; Approaching the Chronicle ; Trusting the Chronicle ; The Texture of the Chronicle ; Structures of the Sasanian State ; Religion and the Sasanian State ; Geography of a Christian Minority ; Babylonia ; Khuzistan ; Assyria --
1. Collaborators and dissidents : writing the hagiographies of the fifth-century persecutions ; The 410 Synod of Seleucia-Ctesiphon ; The War of 421 and the new persecutions ; The martyrs of Yazdegard and Vahram ; Abgar's Cycle : loyalty and persecution ; The Vandals remembered --
2. The martyrs and the Catholicos : the Acts of the Symeon and their reinvention. The relic cult and the invention of history ; Symeon bar Sebbaʻe : martyr for a Christian people ; Developing the Acts of Symeon : authority and the Catholicos ; The Acts of Symeon and the control of history --
3. The patriarchal histories : genesis of a centralizing narrative. The Medieval compilations : Bar Hebraeus, Mari, and ʻAmr ; The Medieval compilations : The Chronicle of Seert and the Haddad Chronicle ; Acacius' history ; The fifth century in the Acacian history ; The School of ʻAbda ; Miles and Papas : The Council of Dadishoʻ ; Miles and Papas : The reconstructions of the histories ; Papas and Demetrianus : histories of exile and the rights of Gundishapur --
4. The Church and the world. Clerical reform : Acacius and Barsauma ; Clerical reform : Narsai, Elishe, and the history of a crisis ; The School of Nisibis : Barsauma, Acacius, and Christology ; The School of Nisibis : Nisibene theology in Ctesiphon ; The Church and the Shahs : seeking favour --
5. Roman ecclesiastical history in the Sasanian world : reception, adaptation, and reaction. The expansion in history-writing ; The identity of the ecclesiastical historians ; A new Roman past ; The Dyophysite Fathers and the reception of the fifth-century histories ; Ishoʻyahb I and the incorporation of Roman ecclesiastical history ; Nisibis and the Dyophysite history of Barhadbeshaba ; Chalcedon in the Church of the East ; The Anti-Chalcedon tradition ; A Nestorian church --
6. Beyond Ctesiphon : monasteries and aristocrats in the christian histories. Abrahamic monasticism at Izla ; Monasticism after the Henanian crisis ; The Hagiographic collections : The book of Chastity ; The book of the Governors ; Authority and conflict in the accounts of Babai the Great ; Monastic hagiography in the Chronicle of Seert : the Catholicoi and the Jacobites ; Monastic foundations and Iranian aristocracy ; Local hagiographies and Iranian patrons ; Iranian histories and Christian authors : The Acts of Mar Qardagh ; Iranian histories in the Chronicle of Seert --
7. The last great war of antiquity : the reaction of Christian Iraq. The great war between Rome and Persia ; Historiography of the great war ; Narrative families in the history of the great war ; Khusrau and the Christians ; The life of Sabrishoʻ ; Nuʻman and Sabrishoʻ ; The election of Sabrishoʻ ; Christians in a time of war : the invasion of Dara ; Christians in a time of war : Khusrau and the Miaphysites ; Gregory of Nisibis ; Gregory and the sack of Nisibis ; The election of Gregory of Pherat (605-9) ; Rivals and successors : Christian political ideas after 612 ; The fall of Jerusalem in the Khuzistan Chronicle ; The fall of Jerusalem in Antiochos Strategos ; The murder of Khusrau ; The reign of Shahrbaraz --
8. The Church of Baghdad : a new past for Christian Iraq. An Indian summer ; The Catholicoi and the Arabs ; Writing Christian history under Arab rule ; Tales of Constantine ; An expanding church ; A new history of monasticism : the Nestorians in the West ; Remembering Muhammad : taxation and narratives of surrender ; Remembering Muhammad : the histories of Najran ; Remembering Muhammad : Christians, Jews, and Muslims ; Conclusions --
Episcopal and Regnal lists --
Synods of the Church of the East --
History-writing in the Church of the East --
Contents of the Chronicle of Seert --
Bibliography --
Index.
Series Title: Oxford early Christian studies.
Responsibility: Philip Wood.
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