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Holy Women of the Syrian Orient


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Note on the Translation and Acknowledgments
Preface to the Paperback Edition
Updated Bibliography on Women in Syriac Christianity
1 * Mary, the Niece of Abraham of Qidun
2 * Pelagia of Antioch
3 * Persian Martyrs
A. Martha
B. Tarbo
C. Martyrs ofKarka d-Beth Slokh (Kirkuk)
D. History of Karka d-Beth Slokh
E. Thekla and Companions
F. Anahid
4 *Women Martyrs of Najran
A. From Simeon of Beth Arsham's Second Letter
B. From the Book of the Himyarites
5 *From the Lives of the Eastern Saints, by John of Ephesus
A. Mary and Euphemia
B. Susan
6 * Anastasia
7 * Febronia
8 * Shirin
Bibliography and Sources
Index of Names

About the Author

Sebastian P. Brock is Reader in Syriac Studies at the Oriental Institute at Oxford and is the author of The Luminous Eye: The Spiritual World Vision of Saint Ephrem (Kalamazoo, 1992). Susan Ashbrook Harvey is Associate Professor of Religious Studies at Brown University and author of Asceticism and Society in Crisis: John of Ephesus and the Lives of the Eastern Saints (California, 1990).


"An opportunity to explore the complex social history of an important and very much neglected part of the late antique world: the Syrian Orient, one of the major cultural systems contributing both to the Eastern and Western religious heritage."--Gail Paterson Corrington, "Classical World

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