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

Author: Teofilo, di Edessa; Robert G Hoyland
Publisher: Liverpool : Liverpool University Press, 2011.
Series: Translated texts for historians, 57.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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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Genre/Form: Fonti
Named Person: Khosrow, King of Persia; Teofilo, di Edessa; Khosrow, King of Persia
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Teofilo, di Edessa; Robert G Hoyland
ISBN: 9781846316975 1846316979 9781846316982 1846316987
OCLC Number: 897999873
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 p. : illustrations, c. geogr. ; 22 cm.
Contents: Preface and AcknowledgementsList of AbbreviationsIntroductionTranslation of Theophilus of Edessa's ChronicleAppendix 1: Unique Notices in Theophanes about Affairs in Syria and PalestineAppendix 2: The Common Source of Theophilus' Chronicle and Chron 819Appendix 3: The Missing Sections of Agapius from Ms Laurenziana Or 323GazetteerMaps1. The Near East in Late Antiquity2. Provinces of the Early Islamic Middle East3. Syro-Mesopotamia in the Sixth-Eighth CenturiesFigures1. Transmission to and from Theophilus of Edessa2. The Tribe of Quraysh3. The Umayyad CaliphsBibliographyIndex
Series Title: Translated texts for historians, 57.
Responsibility: translated with an introduction and notes by Robert G. Hoyland.

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