Syriac Sources for Seventh-Century History

  title={Syriac Sources for Seventh-Century History},
  author={S. P. Brock},
  journal={Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies},
  pages={17 - 36}
  • S. Brock
  • Published 1976
  • History
  • Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies
In view of the paucity of other sources for this century, so momentous in the history of the Near East, the Syriac materials take on a particular importance for both Byzantine and Islamic historians. While some of these sources, such as Michael’s Chronicle, are well known to all, others lie as yet unexploited and ignored. The purpose of the present article is to collect together in convenient form details of all the main Syriac sources available for the seventh century, listing standard… 
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