The Ecclesiastical Organisation of the Church of the East, 1318-1913

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Peeters Publishers, Jan 1, 2000 - History - 855 pages
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This careful and scholarly study assembles and discusses the available evidence for the ecllesiastical organisation of the Church of the East (the so-called 'Nestorian' church) in the Middle East between the fourteenth and twentieth centuries. The author has built on the work of the late J.M. Fiey, but has covered a wider geographical area and used a much wider range of sources. Besides drawing on the memoirs of European and American missionaries and other literary sources, the author has consulted a large number of manuscript catalogues, many of which are only accessible in Arabic sources, and has analysed the evidence of more than 2.500 East Syrian manuscript colophons to establish the dioceses of the Church of the East at different periods, to identify its ecclesiastical elites (patriarchs, bishops, priests, deacons and scribes), and to analyse the rivalry between the church's traditionalist and Catholic wings after the schism of 1552. The study contains a number of detailed maps, which localise hundreds of East Syrian villages in Kurdistan, and will be an indispensable reference tool for scholars of the Church of the East.
  

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Contents

Chapter One 115
1
Chapter Two 1637
16
THE WESTERN REGIONS
38
iv Egypt Syria Palestine Cilicia and Cyprus
62
v The MardTn Region
72
vi The Seert Region
82
b Topographical Survey
90
vii The Gazarta Region
100
East Syrian Communities in the Upper Tiyari and Walto Districts 1850 and 1877
291
East Syrian Communities in the Lewun and Norduz Districts 1850 and 1877
293
East Syrian Communities in the Dez Shwawuta and Bilijnaye Districts 1850 and 1877
294
East Syrian Communities in the QudshanTs and STwTne Districts 1850 and 1877
295
East Syrian Communities in the Thuma District 1850 and 1877
297
East Syrian Communities in the Chal Raikan and Tal Districts 1850 and 1877
299
East Syrian Communities in the Gawar District 1850 and 1877
302
East Syrian Communities in the Albaq Derrenaye HananTs and Artushi Districts 1850 and 1877
303

East Syrian Communities in the Diocese of Zakho 1913
109
THE AMADlYA BERWARI AQRA ERBIL AND KIRKUK REGIONS
125
East Syrian Communities in the Diocese of AmadTya 1850
131
b Topographical Survey
132
iii The Berwari Region
148
East Syrian Communities in the Diocese of Berwari 1850
150
East Syrian Communities in the Diocese of Aqra 1850
154
b Topographical Survey
155
NinthCentury East Syrian Communities in the Marga District
157
v The Erbil Region
166
vi The Kirkuk Region
174
East Syrian Communities in the Archdiocese of Kirkuk 1913
176
THE MOSUL REGION
188
East Syrian Communities in the Diocese of Mosul 1850
199
Religious Communities in Mosul 18071890
206
The Christian Population of Mosul 18071910
207
THE HAKKARI AND URM REGIONS
275
b Topographical Survey
284
Population of the HakkariSajat 1900
285
East Syrian Communities in the Lower Tiyari District 1850
288
East Syrian Communities in the Shemsdin District 1877
305
East Syrian Communities in the Baradost Tergawar and Mergawar Districts 1877
307
iii The UrmT Region
311
East Syrian Communities in the Archdiocese of UrmT 1913
321
b Topographical Survey
322
East Syrian Communities in the Diocese of Salmas 1913
326
East Syrian Communities in the Anzel District 1862
329
East Syrian Communities in the Anzel District 1877
331
East Syrian Communities in the Baranduz District 1862
334
East Syrian Communities in the Baranduz District 1877
336
Appendix One 371377
371
A LIST OF EAST SYRIAN MANUSCRIPT COLOPHONS AND INSCRIPTIONS
378
Appendix Three 733738
733
Appendix Four 739746
739
BIBLIOGRAPHY
747
INDEX OF PLACES
758
INDEX OF PROPER NAMES
796
LIST OF TABLES
855
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