The Syriac Orthodox prelate and polymath Gregory Abu al-Faraj Barhebraeus (Bar 'Ebroyo) was indisputably the greatest author of the so-called Syriac Renaissance of the 12th-13th centuries and his works have been the subject of innumerable studies over the past four centuries. There has, however, been little study in recent years aimed at providing a comprehensive overview of his life and works. Hidemi Takahashi's Barhebraeus: A Bibliography is an attempt to fill this lacuna.
The volume begins with a biographical account of Barhebraeus which takes into consideration the results of the latest research as well as those studies from the past, some of which have lain almost forgotten in obscure corners of libraries. An overview of the maphhrian's works follows, together with an attempt to delineate some of the outstanding characteristics of these works. The appendix contains a comprehensive bibliography of editions and studies relating to Barhebraeus, along with an updated list of the manuscripts of his works.
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