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Published: 29 August 2013

320 Pages | 1 map


ISBN: 9780199670673

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The Chronicle of Seert

Christian Historical Imagination in Late Antique Iraq

Philip Wood

Oxford Early Christian Studies

  • This is an open access title available under the terms of a CC BY-NC-ND 3.0 International licence
  • The history of Christianity is often only seen from a Mediterranean perspective, this study expands this story to include Mesopotamia, with glances further east to Iran, Central Asia and China.
  • Makes use of rarely-used primary sources
  • Blends historiography and cultural history
  • Straddles the boundaries of the pre-Islamic and Islamic periods
  • Combines the study of Syriac with the continuation of Syriac historiography into Arabic