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God’s War and His Warriors: The First Hundred Years of Syriac Accounts of the Islamic Conquests

Michael Philip Penn

in Just Wars, Holy Wars, and Jihads: Christian, Jewish, and Muslim Encounters and Exchanges

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199755042
eISBN:
9780199950508
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199755042.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

As the first Christians to encounter Islam, Syriac authors preserve the earliest Christian depictions of Muslims, Islam, and the conquests. Syriac writers also present the unusual circumstance of a ... More


“Mother-City of All Evils”: Sexuality and Holiness in the Acts of Judah Thomas

Naomi Koltun-Fromm

in Hermeneutics of Holiness: Ancient Jewish and Christian Notions of Sexuality and Religious Community

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199736485
eISBN:
9780199866427
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199736485.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Religion and Society

This chapter focuses on the earliest of Syriac Christian writings, the Acts of Judah Thomas, that make a link between holiness and sexual renunciation, and which advocate total sexual renunciation as ... More


Hermeneutics of Holiness: Ancient Jewish and Christian Notions of Sexuality and Religious Community

Naomi Koltun-Fromm

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199736485
eISBN:
9780199866427
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199736485.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Religion and Society

Hermeneutics of Holiness focuses on the historical, theological, and literary trajectories of the Hebrew biblical notions of holiness from the biblical context into the fourth-century Jewish and ... More


Syriac and Syro-Arabic Historical Writing, c.500–c.1400

Muriel Debié and David Taylor

in The Oxford History of Historical Writing: Volume 2: 400-1400

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780199236428
eISBN:
9780191863349
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199236428.003.0009
Subject:
History, Historiography

This chapter analyzes how Syriac historiography is a rare example of non-etatist, non-imperial, history writing. It was produced, copied, and preserved entirely within Christian church structures. ... More


Making Mesopotälje: Sacred and Profane “Diaspora Space” in the City

Jennifer Mack

in The Construction of Equality: Syriac Immigration and the Swedish City

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780816698691
eISBN:
9781452958774
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816698691.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

Chapter 3 examines “diaspora space”–usually used solely as metaphor–in connection with Syriac monumental architectural spaces for theSyriac Orthodox Church and the Assyriska and Syrianska soccer ... More


“Södertälje Is a Theater”: The Performance of Propriety and Ritual Infrastructure

Jennifer Mack

in The Construction of Equality: Syriac Immigration and the Swedish City

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780816698691
eISBN:
9781452958774
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816698691.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

Chapter 4 focuses on both permanent spaces and temporary spatial practices associated with weddings and funerals. Urban spaces have become backdrops for a roleplaying game with an ever-attentive ... More


Introduction: Constantine and the Writing of Fourth-Century History

Kyle Smith

in Constantine and the Captive Christians of Persia: Martyrdom and Religious Identity in Late Antiquity

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520289604
eISBN:
9780520964204
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520289604.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This book reconsiders the history of Christianity in the fourth century by analyzing narratives about Constantine and the Christians of Persia. Drawing on a range of Greek, Latin, and Syriac sources, ... More


Standards and Separatism: The Swedish Million Program, Syriac Enclaves, and Equality

Jennifer Mack

in The Construction of Equality: Syriac Immigration and the Swedish City

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780816698691
eISBN:
9781452958774
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816698691.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

Chapter 1 compares the spatial agendas of the Swedish welfare state and Syriacs. The “Million Program” (1965 to 1974) saw Sweden develop one million dwelling units through standardized forms meant to ... More


Constantine and the Captive Christians of Persia: Martyrdom and Religious Identity in Late Antiquity

Kyle Smith

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520289604
eISBN:
9780520964204
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520289604.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

It is widely believed that the Emperor Constantine's conversion to Christianity politicized religious allegiances, dividing the Christian Roman Empire from the Zoroastrian Sasanian Empire and leading ... More


Introduction: Urban Design from Below

Jennifer Mack

in The Construction of Equality: Syriac Immigration and the Swedish City

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780816698691
eISBN:
9781452958774
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816698691.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

The Introduction explores modernism, equality, and standardization in the development of European suburbs. I question the predominant narratives of post-utopian decline or, alternatively, grassroots ... More


Safety in Numbers: Tolerance and Norms in Syriac Design

Jennifer Mack

in The Construction of Equality: Syriac Immigration and the Swedish City

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780816698691
eISBN:
9781452958774
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816698691.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

Chapter 6 examines national norms defined both rational design and questions of taste and beauty, and how these intersect with new forms that Syriacs have developed in houses, churches, banquet ... More


Greetings from Hollywood!: Enclaves and Participation “from the Ghetto to the Mansion”

Jennifer Mack

in The Construction of Equality: Syriac Immigration and the Swedish City

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780816698691
eISBN:
9781452958774
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816698691.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

Chapter 5 analyzes several new and controversial Syriac-dominated neighborhoods of custom-designed and formally elaborate single-family houses that majority Swedish planners regard as cautionary ... More


Visible Cities, Invisible Citizens: Service and Citizenship in the Centrum

Jennifer Mack

in The Construction of Equality: Syriac Immigration and the Swedish City

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780816698691
eISBN:
9781452958774
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816698691.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

Chapter 2 focuses on Södertälje during the 1970s, when Syriacs moved to its empty Million Program neighborhoods, where Syriacs resumed their historical pattern of protective enclaves. They adapted ... More


The Construction of Equality: Syriac Immigration and the Swedish City

Jennifer Mack

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780816698691
eISBN:
9781452958774
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816698691.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

In The Construction of Equality, Jennifer Mack shows how Syriac-instigated architectural projects and spatial practices have altered the Swedish city’s built environment “from below.” Combining ... More


Conclusion: The New Periphery

Jennifer Mack

in The Construction of Equality: Syriac Immigration and the Swedish City

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780816698691
eISBN:
9781452958774
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816698691.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

The Conclusion zeroes in on “urban design from below” as the aggregate result of the Syriacs’ discrete projects. This phenomenon functions as a space between the “top-down” official designs and plans ... More


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