The Church of the East: A Concise History (Central Asian Studies)

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The Church of the East is currently the only complete history in English of the East Syriac Church of the East. It covers the periods of the Sassanians, Arabs, Mongols, Ottomans, the 20th century, and informs about the Syriac, Iranian and Chinese literature of this unique and almost forgotten part of Christendom.

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About the Author:

Wilhelm Baum is Associate Professor and teaches Medieval History at the Universities of Graz and Klagenfurt, Austria. He is author of of The Transformation of the Myth of Prester John (1999) and Ethiopia and Europe in the Middle Ages (2001).

Dietmar W. Winkler is Full Professor of Patristic Studies and Ecclesiastical History, and head of the Center for the Study of Eastern Christianity at the University of Salzburg, Austria. Among others, he is the author and editor of Hidden Treasures and Intercultural Encounters (2009), Syriac Churches Encountering Islam (2010) and From the Oxus River to the Chinese Shores (2013).

Review:

'The book's great strength is its ready availability and concise coverage. The book is clear, useful and therefore recommended.' - Sobornost, Incorporating Eastern Churches Review

'This volume is very useful indeed. The authors have been able to present a complex history in readable narrative and to summarise much of the literature from recent centuries.' - Asia Journal of Theology

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