Reflections on Identity. The Suryoye of the Twelfth and Thirteenth Centuries: Bar Salibi, Bar Shakko, and Barhebraeus

Reflections on Identity. The Suryoye of the Twelfth and Thirteenth Centuries: Bar Salibi, Bar... © Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden,  DOI: 10.1163/187124109X407899 CHRC .- () – Church History and Religious Culture www.brill.nl/chrc Reflections on Identity. The Suryoye of the Twelfth and Thirteenth Centuries: Bar Salibi, Bar Shakko, and Barhebraeus Herman Teule Abstract The present article studies some aspects of the literary output of three Syriac Orthodox authors, Dionysius bar Salibi, Jacob bar Shakko, and Gregory Barhebraeus, who are con- sidered the most important representatives of the period known as ‘the Syriac Renaissance’ (twelfth and thirteenth centuries). The focus of this study is on the growing importance of Arabic, the concern for the preservation of Syriac, considered as an important identity marker, the influence of Muslim cultural patterns and the West Syrian attitude to Islam as a religious system, and, finally, the emergence or rejection of ideas which tend to consider the Christologies of the East Syrians and Chalcedonians acceptable. Keywords Language; identity; Syriac; Arabic; Syriac Renaissance; Islam; Christology. The objective of the present paper is to discuss some elements in the writings of the authors Bar . Salibi, Bar Shakko, and Barhebraeus which can help our reflection on the process of identity formation in the complicated period of the twelfth and thirteenth http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Church History and Religious Culture (formerly Nederlands Archief voor Kerkgeschiedenis) Brill

Reflections on Identity. The Suryoye of the Twelfth and Thirteenth Centuries: Bar Salibi, Bar Shakko, and Barhebraeus

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© 2009 Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, The Netherlands
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1871-241X
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1871-2428
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10.1163/187124109X407899
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© Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden,  DOI: 10.1163/187124109X407899 CHRC .- () – Church History and Religious Culture www.brill.nl/chrc Reflections on Identity. The Suryoye of the Twelfth and Thirteenth Centuries: Bar Salibi, Bar Shakko, and Barhebraeus Herman Teule Abstract The present article studies some aspects of the literary output of three Syriac Orthodox authors, Dionysius bar Salibi, Jacob bar Shakko, and Gregory Barhebraeus, who are con- sidered the most important representatives of the period known as ‘the Syriac Renaissance’ (twelfth and thirteenth centuries). The focus of this study is on the growing importance of Arabic, the concern for the preservation of Syriac, considered as an important identity marker, the influence of Muslim cultural patterns and the West Syrian attitude to Islam as a religious system, and, finally, the emergence or rejection of ideas which tend to consider the Christologies of the East Syrians and Chalcedonians acceptable. Keywords Language; identity; Syriac; Arabic; Syriac Renaissance; Islam; Christology. The objective of the present paper is to discuss some elements in the writings of the authors Bar . Salibi, Bar Shakko, and Barhebraeus which can help our reflection on the process of identity formation in the complicated period of the twelfth and thirteenth

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Church History and Religious Culture (formerly Nederlands Archief voor Kerkgeschiedenis)Brill

Published: Jan 1, 2009

Keywords: LANGUAGE; SYRIAC; CHRISTOLOGY; ARABIC; ISLAM; IDENTITY; SYRIAC RENAISSANCE

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