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Patriarch Michael the Great: Beyond his World Chronicle Abdulmesih BarAbrahem

Posted by on Dec 30, 2013 in Library | 2 comments

In a recent issue of this journal1, Dorothea Weltecke of the Freie Universität Berlin presented an extended analysis on the World Chronicle of Michael the Great, the Syrian Orthodox patriarch (1166 -1199). Indeed, her thorough treatment can be viewed as a most suitable encomium to Michael on the 800th anniversary of his death next year. Weltecke not only introduces us to Michael’s magnificent work while highlighting its primary elements, but she also critically presents past and present controversial discussion among scholars on this work. Her precise analysis also sheds light on some of...

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