Although William Wright's famous book is over a century old and so is inevitably outdated in certain respects, nevertheless his unsurpassed knowledge of Syriac literature, gained through cataloguing the very large collection of Syriac manuscripts in the British Museum (now, British Library), means that his Short History of Syriac Literature still remains an extremely valuable resource, and it is most welcome to have it made available again.
- Reprint of the late Professor W. Wright's artical on Syriac Literature with a number of brief additions
- Includes bibliographical references and an index of authors
Praise for the Print Edition
Syriac students who digest the material in this volume will be able to read the Syriac New Testament with ease and pleasure.
—Dr. Sebastian P. Brock, University of Oxford
- Title: Short History of Syriac Literature
- Author: William Wright
- Publisher: Gorgias Press
- Publication Date: 2001
- Pages: 296
About William Wright
William Wright (1830–1889) was a famed British Orientalist and Professor of Arabic at the University of Cambridge. His authored and edited works include Apocryphal Acts of the Apostles and Fragments of the Homilies of Cyril of Alexandria on the Gospel of S. Luke.