The Chronicle of Pseudo-Zachariah Rhetor: Church and War in Late Antiquity

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Liverpool University Press, 2011 - History - 562 pages
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Among the most important sources for the history of the church from the Council of Chalcedon in 451 to the early years of the reign of Justinian is the chronicle attributed to Zachariah of Mytilene. Though Zachariah's Ecclesiastical History was just one of a range of sources cited by this later compiler, so great was its influence that the resultant text bears his name. The chronicle covers both church and secular affairs and includes a wealth of important information about the fifth and sixth centuries, including a history of theological controversies, a catalog of the world's regions based on Ptolemy's Geography, and many eyewitness accounts of key historical events.

The Chronicle of Pseudo-Zachariah Rhetor
is the first translation of this seminal text to a modern language in over one hundred years, and the new edition benefits from improvements in Syriac lexicography and expanded research on the source. Contributions from two eminent Syriac scholars—Sebastian P. Brock and Witold Witakowski—and a detailed commentary further enhance the value of this book, as does the substantial bibliography. Beyond a mere translation, this book is a key resource for understanding the development of the modern dynamics of Christianity in Turkey, Iraq, and the Near East.

  

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Contents

LUP_Greatrex_PsZech_01_Intro
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LUP_Greatrex_PsZech_13_Glossary
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LUP_Greatrex_PsZech_15_Biblio
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LUP_Greatrex_PsZech_16_Index
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Greatrex: Associate Professor, University of OttawaPhenix:: Homemaker, Independent ScholarHorn: Assistant Professor, Saint Louis University, USASelected previous publications:Greatrex:Rome and Persia at War, 502-532 (Leeds, 1998), The Roman Eastern Frontier and the Persian Wars, A.D. 363-630 (with Sam Lieu, London, 2002). - selected by Choice magazine as an Outstanding Academic Title in 2003. Took part in some episodes of a television series, Rome. Rise and Fall of an Empire, screened in Britain in 2009Phenix:The Sermons on Joseph of Balai of Qenneshrin (Tübingen: Mohr-Siebeck, 2008)Horn:Asceticism and Christological Controversy in Fifth-Century Palestine: The Career of Peter the Iberian (Oxford, 2006); ‘Let the Little Children Come to Me’. Childhood and Children in Early Christianity (with John W. Martens, Washington, D.C.: Catholic University of America Press, 2009)Horn and R. Phenix:John Rufus: The Lives of Peter the Iberian, Theodosius of Jerusalem, and the Monk Romanus. (Society for Biblical Literature, 2008)Horn and R. Phenix:Children in Late Ancient Christianity (ed. Volume, Mohr-Siebeck, 2009)

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