The Ecclesiastical Organisation of the Church of the East, 1318-1913

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Peeters Publishers, 2000 - History - 855 pages
This careful and scholarly study assembles and discusses the available evidence for the ecllesiastical organisation of the Church of the East (the so-called 'Nestorian' church) in the Middle East between the fourteenth and twentieth centuries. The author has built on the work of the late J.M. Fiey, but has covered a wider geographical area and used a much wider range of sources. Besides drawing on the memoirs of European and American missionaries and other literary sources, the author has consulted a large number of manuscript catalogues, many of which are only accessible in Arabic sources, and has analysed the evidence of more than 2.500 East Syrian manuscript colophons to establish the dioceses of the Church of the East at different periods, to identify its ecclesiastical elites (patriarchs, bishops, priests, deacons and scribes), and to analyse the rivalry between the church's traditionalist and Catholic wings after the schism of 1552. The study contains a number of detailed maps, which localise hundreds of East Syrian villages in Kurdistan, and will be an indispensable reference tool for scholars of the Church of the East.
 

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Contents

b Topographical Survey
65
v The Mardin Region
72
vi The Seert Region
82
b Topographical Survey
91
East Syrian Communities in the Diocese of Zākh 1913
109
THE AMADIYA BERWARI AQRA ERBIL AND KIRKUK REGIONS
125
East Syrian Communities in the Diocese of Amādīyā 1850
131
b Topographical Survey
132
East Syrian Communities in the Dez Shwāwītā and Bilijnāye Districts 1850 and 1877
294
East Syrian Communities in the Qūdshānis and Siwine Districts 1850 and 1877
295
East Syrian Communities in the Thm District 1850 and 1877
297
East Syrian Communities in the Chal Raikan and Tāl Districts 1850 and 1877
299
East Syrian Communities in the Gāwār District 1850 and 1877
302
East Syrian Communities in the Albaq Derrenāye Hānānis and Artushi Districts 1850 and 1877
303
East Syrian Communities in the Shemsdin District 1877
305
East Syrian Communities in the Baradost Tergwār and Mergāwār Districts 1877
307

iii The Berwārī Region
148
East Syrian Communities in the Diocese of Berwāri 1850
150
East Syrian Communities in the Diocese of Aqrā 1850
154
b Topographical Survey
155
NinthCentury East Syrian Communities in the Margā District
157
v The Erbil Region
166
vi The Kirkk Region
174
East Syrian Communities in the Archdiocese of Kirkk 1913
176
THE MOSUL REGION
188
East Syrian Communities in the Diocese of Mosul 1850
199
Religious Communities in Mosul 18071890
207
THE HAKKARI AND URMI REGIONs
275
b Topographical Survey
284
Population of the Hakkārī Sanjak 1900
285
East Syrian Communities in the Lower Tiyāri District 1850
288
East Syrian Communities in the Upper Tiyāri and Walto Districts 1850 and 1877
291
East Syrian Communities in the Lewun and Nrdz Districts 1850 and 1877
293
iii The Urmi Region
311
East Syrian Communities in the Archdiocese of Urmi 1913
321
b Topographical Survey
322
East Syrian Communities in the Diocese of Salmas 1913
326
East Syrian Communities in the Anzel District 1862
329
East Syrian Communities in the Anzel District 1877
331
East Syrian Communities in the Baranduz District 1862
334
East Syrian Communities in the Baranduz District 1877
336
Appendix One 371377
371
A LIST OF EAST SYRIAN MANUSCRIPT COLOPHONS AND INSCRIPTIONS
378
Appendix Three 733738
733
Appendix Four 739746
739
BIBLIOGRAPHY
747
INDEX OF PLACES
758
INDEX OF PROPER NAMES
796
vii The Gzartă Region
855
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