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Theophilus of Edessa's Chronicle and the circulation of historical knowledge in late antiquity and early Islam

Author: Theophilus, of Edessa; Robert G Hoyland
Publisher: Liverpool : Liverpool University Press, 2011.
Series: Translated texts for historians, v. 57.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The chronicle of Theophilus of Edessa is no longer extant, but it was cited extensively by a number of later historians and Robert Hoyland has collected and translated all these citations so as to give an impression of the scope and content of the original text.
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Genre/Form: History
Sources
Named Person: Khosrow, King of Persia; Theophilus, of Edessa; Khosrow, King of Persia; Theophilus, of Edessa; Theophilus, Edessenus; Theophilus, Edessenus.
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Theophilus, of Edessa; Robert G Hoyland
ISBN: 9781846316975 1846316979 9781846316982 1846316987
OCLC Number: 711050953
Language Note: Translated into English.
Notes: "[Theophilus'] work is no longer extant, but it was cited extensively by a number of later historians and Robert Hoyland has collected and translated all these citations ..."--Page 4 of cover.
The material translated by Hoyland is taken from four sources, one in Greek, one in Arabic, and two in Syriac--Cf. p. [4] of cover.
Description: 368 pages : illustrations, maps ; 21 cm.
Contents: Translation of Theophilus of Edessa's Chronicle. Section 1, The Persian King Khusrau's war against the Romans --
Section 2, The Islamic period --
Section 3, The third Arab civil war and rise of the Abbasids --
Appendices.
Series Title: Translated texts for historians, v. 57.
Responsibility: translated with an introduction and notes by Robert G. Hoyland.

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A reconstruction of the lost chronicle of Theophilus of Edessa (d.785). Covering 590-760, it describes such world-changing events as the last great war of antiquity between Byzantium and Iran, the  Read more...

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