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This volume contains the Syriac texts and annotated English translations of mystical treatises from five authors of the Church of the East belonging to the 7th and 8th centuries.
Publisher: Gorgias Press LLC
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SKU (ISBN): 978-1-61719-196-1
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Publication Status: In Print
Publication Date: Mar 27,2012
Interior Color: Black
Trim Size: 6 x 9
Page Count: 330
Language: English
ISBN: 978-1-61719-196-1
$194.00
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Mystical texts from five authors are presented in this volume of editions and translations from the Mingana collection of manuscripts, part of the Woodbrooke Studies series, the other volumes of which are also published by Gorgias Press. These authors from the Church of the East are generally not well known, but they belong to the 7th and 8th centuries: the physician Simon of Taibutheh, Dadisho‘ Qatraya, ‘Abdisho‘ Hazzaya, Joseph Hazzaya, and Abraham bar Dashandad. The English translations are all annotated in the way of the other volumes of the series. The Syriac texts are all given at the end of the book, and an index of proper names is also included. This unique volume will prove worthwhile reading for students and scholars of mysticism and religion during this period in the east.

Mystical texts from five authors are presented in this volume of editions and translations from the Mingana collection of manuscripts, part of the Woodbrooke Studies series, the other volumes of which are also published by Gorgias Press. These authors from the Church of the East are generally not well known, but they belong to the 7th and 8th centuries: the physician Simon of Taibutheh, Dadisho‘ Qatraya, ‘Abdisho‘ Hazzaya, Joseph Hazzaya, and Abraham bar Dashandad. The English translations are all annotated in the way of the other volumes of the series. The Syriac texts are all given at the end of the book, and an index of proper names is also included. This unique volume will prove worthwhile reading for students and scholars of mysticism and religion during this period in the east.

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Alphonse Mingana

  • INTRODUCTORY NOTE (page 7)
  • CONTENTS (page 9)
  • CHAPTER I : MYSTICAL WORKS OF SIMON OF TAIBUTHEH (page 11)
  • CHAPTER II : A TREATISE ON SOLITUDE (page 80)
  • CHAPTER III : MYSTICAL TREATISES BY 'ABDISHO' HAZZAYA (page 155)
  • CHAPTER IV : MYSTICAL TREATISE BY JOSEPH HAZZAYA (page 187)
  • CHAPTER V : MYSTICAL TREATISE BY ABRAHAM BAR DASHANDAD (page 195)
  • INDEX OF PROPER NAMES FOUND IN THE TEXT (page 209)
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