You have no items in your shopping cart.
Close
Search
Filters
Hitti has written a brilliant history of a land into which more historical and cultural events were crowded than any area of equal size. Syria has invented and transmitted to mankind such benefits as monotheistic religion, philosophy, law, trade, agriculture, and our alphabet.
Publisher: Gorgias Press LLC
Availability: In stock
SKU (ISBN): 1-59333-119-3
  • *
Publication Status: In Print
Publication Date: Sep 24,2002
Interior Color: Black
Trim Size: 6 x 9
Page Count: 749
ISBN: 1-59333-119-3
$115.00
Your price: $80.50

Philip K. Hitti is one of the world's leading Arabic scholars and authorities on the Near East. His History of the Arabs was acclaimed by Samuel Chew in the New York Herald Tribune as "enthrallingly interesting work". Now Dr. Hitti has written a brilliant history of a land into which more historical and cultural events, colorful and dynamic, were crowded than perhaps into any area of equal size. Syria, which first saw the dawn of continuous history, has either invented or transmitted to mankind such benefits as monotheistic religion, philosophy, law, trade, agriculture, and our alphabet.

Philip K. Hitti is one of the world's leading Arabic scholars and authorities on the Near East. His History of the Arabs was acclaimed by Samuel Chew in the New York Herald Tribune as "enthrallingly interesting work". Now Dr. Hitti has written a brilliant history of a land into which more historical and cultural events, colorful and dynamic, were crowded than perhaps into any area of equal size. Syria, which first saw the dawn of continuous history, has either invented or transmitted to mankind such benefits as monotheistic religion, philosophy, law, trade, agriculture, and our alphabet.

Write your own review
  • Only registered users can write reviews
*
*
Bad
Excellent
*
*
*
*
Contributor

Philip Khûri Hitti

  • The Pre-Literary Age (5 chapters)
  • Ancient Semitic Times (11 chapters)
  • The Greco-Roman Period (13 chapters)
  • The Arab Era (18 chapters)
  • Under the Ottoman Turks (3 chapters)
Customers who bought this item also bought

Leshono Suryoyo

First Studies in Syriac
ISBN: 1-59333-190-8
John Healey’s, Leshono Suryoyo, is an introductory grammar for those wishing to learn to read Classical Syriac, one of the major literary dialects of Aramaic and the language of one of the main groups of Middle Eastern churches, including the Syrian Orthodox Church, the Church of the East, and the Chaldaean Church. From the first centuries of the Christian era, Syriac was used by the main theological and historical writers of this tradition (Ephrem the Syrian, Philoxenus of Mabbogh, Thomas of Marga, and Barhebraeus). It also continues to be used in worship.
$48.00 $33.60

John of Tella’s Profession of Faith

The Legacy of a Sixth-Century Syrian Orthodox Bishop
Translation and Introduction by Volker Menze & Kutlu Akalın
ISBN: 978-1-59333-843-5
John became bishop of Tella in 519, but left for exile only two years later when Justin I enforced the Council of Chalcedon which Syrian Orthodox Christians refused to accept. John became one of Justinian’s most dangerous ecclesiastical opponents by ordaining thousands of deacons and priests who formed the first generation of the Syrian Orthodox hierarchy. In the present text John lays out his faith in a way which gives an inside view of how a non-Chalcedonian bishop of the sixth century located himself and his co-religionists within the Christian tradition and how he understood the foundation of the Church.
$43.00 $30.10

Jews, Christians and Zoroastrians

Religious Dynamics in a Sasanian Context
Edited by Geoffrey Herman
ISBN: 978-1-4632-0250-7
The Sasanian Empire was home to many religious communities. It was also a place of meeting and transformation. The studies in this volume encompass a diverse array of topics concerning these religious communities inhabiting the Sasanian Empire. Some include the Roman East in their deliberations. Most, however, deal with the interaction of one or other religious community based in the Sasanian Empire with the dominant religion of the empire, Zoroastrianism.
$163.00 $114.10

Humanity’s Sin in Paradise

Ephrem, Jacob of Sarug, and Narsai in Conversation
Series: Analecta Gorgiana 1050
ISBN: 978-1-4632-0098-5
Van Rompay discusses Jacob of Sarug’s understanding of sin by interweaving a conversation with 4th-century Ephrem’s influence and Jacob's late 5th-century contemporary thinker, Narsai. Critical to this discussion is their assumption of Adam’s created capacities.
$35.00 $24.50