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Syrian sources and resources for Byzantinists

Syrian sources and resources for Byzantinists

By Sebastian Brock

Paper given at 21st International Congress of Byzantine Studies (2006)

Introduction: All the Oriental Christian languages have a great deal of interest to offer to the Byzantinist, but of them it is perhaps Syriac which has the most, especially for the early and middle Byzantine periods. It so happens that the last quarter century has witnessed a burgeoning of studies in the general field of Syriac studies. The present survey is organised under the following main headings: New developments; Where to find publications; How to find them; Some recently published texts and translations; and Tools.

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