PAST AND PRESENT PERCEPTIONS OF SYRIAC LITERARY TRADITION

@article{Rompay2010PASTAP,
  title={PAST AND PRESENT PERCEPTIONS OF SYRIAC LITERARY TRADITION},
  author={Lucas van Rompay},
  journal={Hugoye: Journal of Syriac Studies},
  year={2010},
  volume={3},
  pages={104 - 71}
}
Whereas Syriac literature is generally seen as the whole corpus of preserved texts as it is presently known to us, the present paper’s aim is to gain insight into the various ways Syriac literary tradition was viewed at specific moments in history. First, the letters of Jacob of Edessa (c. 700) and Timothy Catholicos (c. 800) are studied. Second, some relevant data are drawn from what we know about libraries and manuscript collections. Third, the period of the twelfth and thirteenth centuries… Expand

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