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When Christians first met Muslims : a sourcebook of the earliest Syriac writings on Islam

Author: Michael Philip Penn
Publisher: Oakland, California : University of California Press, [2015]
Series: ACLS Fellows' Publications.; ACLS Humanities E-Book.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Publication:ACLS Humanities E-Book.
"The first Christians to meet Muslims were not Latin-speaking Christians from the western Mediterranean or Greek-speaking Christians from Constantinople but rather Christians from northern Mesopotamia who spoke the Aramaic dialect of Syriac. Living in what constitutes modern-day Iran, Iraq, Syria, and eastern Turkey, these Syriac Christians were under Muslim rule from the seventh century to the present, wrote the  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Early works
Early works to 1800
Additional Physical Format: (DLC) 2014034643
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Philip Penn
ISBN: 9780520284937 0520284933 9780520284944 0520284941
OCLC Number: 890310380
Description: xix, 254 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Prologue: The year 630 --
Introduction --
Account ad 637 --
Chronicle ad 640 --
Letters / Ishoʻyahb III --
Apocalypse of Pseudo-Ephrem --
Khuzistan chronicle --
Maronite chronicle --
Syriac life of Maximus the Confessor --
Canons / George I --
Colophon of British Library additional 14,666 --
Letter / Athanasius of Balad --
Book of main points / John bar Penkāyē --
Apocalypse of Pseudo-Methodius --
Edessene apocalypse --
Exegesis of the Pericopes of the Gospel / Ḥnanishoʻ I --
Life of Theoduṭē --
Colophon of British Library additional 14,448 --
Apocalypse of John the Little --
Chronicle ad 705 --
Letters / Jacob of Edessa --
Chronicle / Jacob of Edessa --
Scholia / Jacob of Edessa --
Against the Armenians / Jacob of Edessa --
Kāmed inscriptions --
Chronicle of disasters --
Chronicle ad 724 --
Disputation of John and the emir --
Exegetical homilies / Mār Abbā II --
Disputation of Bēt Ḥalē.
Series Title: ACLS Fellows' Publications.; ACLS Humanities E-Book.
Responsibility: Michael Philip Penn.
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Through its introductions and translations of this book allows scholars, students, and the general public to explore the earliest interactions between what eventually became the world's two largest  Read more...


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