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Manuel de la Cosmographie du Moyen Age

Traduit de l'Arabe
ISBN: 978-1-59333-588-5
A fine example of Arabic science, Shams ed-Din abu-Abdullah Muhammad al-Dimashqi’s Cosmography has almost been forgotten by the Western world. Translated into French by A. F. Mehren, this important historical text will now be widely available.

The History of Yaballaha III and of His Vicar Bar Sauma

ISBN: 1-59333-414-1
This book gives an introduction and an annotated English translation of the Syriac account of Yaballaha III, Church of the East Patriarch, and his vicar Bar Sauma, the Mongol Ambassador to the Frankish courts at the end of the thirteenth century. The translation is based on Bedjan’s 1895 edition of the Syriac text (also available from Gorgias Press). In addition to the translation, a survey of the Mongols and their relation to the West is given, as well as a brief history of the "Nestorian" Church.

Extracts from the Ecclesiastical History of John Bishop of Ephesus

ISBN: 1-59333-015-4
Composed in three parts, the book chronicles a critical period in the Syriac Orthodox Church, and represents the greatest literary work by the author. It includes grammatical, historical, and geographical notes in English and German.

The Ecclesiastical History of Eusebius in Syriac

ISBN: 1-59333-041-3
The Ecclesiastical History of Eusebius of Caesarea, who flourished in the fourth century, has long been considered a landmark in Christian historiography. Written originally in Greek, a Syriac translation appeared during or shortly after the lifetime of the author.

The Chronicle of Joshua the Stylite

ISBN: 1-59333-014-6
This standard edition of the Chronicle, composed in AD 507, is considered one of the most valuable authorities for the period with which it deals. The manuscript from which the text is derived is a palimpsest copied between 907 and 944.

The History of Alexander the Great

ISBN: 1-59333-011-1
This is a Syriac edition, with English translation, of the folk-lore and legends connected to Alexander the Great. This ancient text represents a Greek text that is much older than any other known version.

The Histories of Rabban Hormizd and Rabban Bar-Idta (2-volume set)

The importance of these biographies lies in the fact that their subjects founded two great monasteries which became centers for teaching and monasticism at a critical period of the Church of the East, during the seventh and following centuries.
From $98.00

The Chronography of Bar Hebraeus (2-volume set)

This is the standard edition of the chronicle of Bar Hebraeus in Syriac and English translation. It gives the political history of the world from the creation to the year AD 1286.
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Venerabilis Baedae Historiam Ecclesiasticam (2-volume set)

This edition of Bede's Church History is based on the oldest manuscripts. It gives an account of Christianity in England, and is considered to be the foundation of our knowledge of British history.
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The Book of Governors: The Historia Monastica of Thomas of Marga AD 840 (2-volume set)

This narrative forms a history of the monasticism and asceticism of the Church of the East in the countries east of the Tigris. It is a valuable supplement to this history, as it is a period of existence in which little is known.
From $165.20