The JCSSS is an annual refereed journal containing the transcripts of public lectures presented at the Canadian Society for Syriac Studies Inc. It focuses on the literature, art, and archaeology of Syriac Christianity from the 2nd century to modern times. Contributors include Sebastian Brock, John W. Watt, George Saliba, Marina Greatrex, Adam Lehto, Amir Harrak, and NIU Ruji.
SKU (ISBN): 978-1-60724-063-1
Publication Status: In Print
Publication Date: Jan 1,2009
Interior Color: Black
Trim Size: 8.25 x 10.75
Page Count: 82
JCSSS is a refereed journal published annually by the Canadian Society for Syriac Studies Inc. (CSSS), located at the Department of Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. JCSSS contains the transcripts of public lectures presented at the CSSS and possibly other articles and book reviews. JCSSS focuses on the vast Syriac literature, which is rooted in the same soil from which the ancient Mesopotamian and biblical literatures sprung; on Syriac art that bears Near Eastern characteristics as well as Byzantine and Islamic influences; and on archaeology, unearthing in the Middle East and the rest of Asia and China the history of the Syriac-speaking people: Assyrians, Chaldeans, Maronites and Catholic and Orthodox Syriacs. Modern Syriac Christianity and contemporary vernacular Aramaic dialects are also the focus of JCSSS. The languages of the Journal are English, French and German, and quotations from ancient sources are given in the original languages and in translation. The articles are interdisciplinary and scholarly; the Editorial Committee brings together scholars from four American, Canadian, and European universities. The CSSS that publishes JCSSS was founded in 1999 at the University of Toronto, Department of Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations, as part of the latter’s academic programme in Aramaic and Syriac languages and literatures. It was incorporated under the Canada Corporations Act in January 23, 1999.
Volume 4 includes the following articles: "Changing Fashions in Syriac Translation Techique: The Background to Syriac Translation und the Abbasids" by Sebastian Brock, “Syriac Translators and Greek Philosophy in Early Abbasid Iraq” by John W. Watt, “Revisiting the Syriac Role in the Transmission of Greek Sciences into Arabic” by George Saliba, “The Angelology in the Hexaaemeron of Jacob of Edessa” by Marina Greatrex, “Aphrahat and Philoxenus on Faith” by Adam Lehto, “A New Syriac-Uighur Inscription from China: (Quanzhou, Fujian Province)” by NIU Ruji, “The Uighur Inscription in the Mausoleum of Mār Behnam (Iraq)” by Amir Harrak and NIU Ruji.