Chronography, Part 1 (Chronicon Syriacum) - ܦܠܓܘܬܐ ܩܕܡܝܬܐ ܕܟܪܘܢܘܓܪܦܝܐ

Titles

  • Chronography, Part 1 (Chronicon Syriacum)
  • ܦܠܓܘܬܐ ܩܕܡܝܬܐ ܕܟܪܘܢܘܓܪܦܝܐ2, 9
  • Chronicon Syriacum8
  • Syriac Chronicle8
  • Syrische Chronik9
  • The First Part of the Chronography5
  • ܡܰܟܬܒܢܽܘܬ ܙܰܒܢ̈ܶܐ ܕܥܠܡܐ13
  • Weltgeschichte13, 25
  • Universal History, Part i.22
  • History of the World22
  • Pars Prima [Chronographiae]24
  • Pars I. Chronicon Patrum, & Regum33

Authors

Abstract

The first part of Bar Hebraeus' Chronicle ; an account of secular history from the time of Adam until Bar Hebraeus' own time (the 13th century). 8, 14

Date: mid-late 13th century

Extent: 2 parts 11 chapters approximately 200 folios approximately 550 pages

Reference Numbers

http://syriaca.org/work/2501

Incipit (Opening Line)

ܐܠܗܐ ܥܕܪ ܠܡܚܝܠܘܬܝ. ܡܒܪܟ ܐܢܬ ܗܘ ܡܪܝܐ ܘܡܪܐ ܕܟܠ ܫܘܪܝܐ ܘܫܪܝܐ: ܐܢܬ ܗܘ ܩܕܡܝܐ ܘܐܢܬ ܗܘ ܐܚܪܝܐ. ܘܠܘܬܟ ܡܬܛܝܒܐ ܟܠ ܡܪܕܝܬܐ: 2
God, help my feebleness! Blessed be Thou, Lord, and Lord of the Universe, the beginning and the end; Thou art the First, and Thou art the last. With Thee every course of action is prepared. 5

Content

Through the 12th century, this work is largely an abridgement of Michael the Syrian's Chronicle. The portion following this is particularly valuable for its representation of events during Bar Hebraeus' own lifetime.8, 14

Disambiguation

This work should be distinguished from the Arabic History of the Dynasties, which reflects a similar structure but has significant differences, including some additions that may be from Islamic sources.

Scope

Secular world history from Creation through the 13th century A.D. Part of a larger work which also contains an ecclesiastical history .

Editions

  1. Paul Jacob Bruns and Georg Wilhelm Kirsch (eds.), Chronicon Syriacum (Lipsiæ: Adamus Fridericus Boehmius, 1789)., vol: 2, Note: Includes continuation to the year 1297. Link to Syriaca.org Bibliographic Record.Link to Zotero Bibliographic RecordLink to Worldcat Bibliographic recordLink to Archive.org Bibliographic recordLink to Archive.org Bibliographic recordLink to Archive.org Bibliographic record (Edition based on Manuscripts 2, 1.)
  2. Paul Bedjan (ed.), Chronicon Syriacum (Parisiis, 1890). Note: Includes continuation to the year 1297. Link to Syriaca.org Bibliographic Record.Link to Zotero Bibliographic RecordLink to Worldcat Bibliographic recordLink to Archive.org Bibliographic record (Edition based on Editions 1.) [With corrections from unspecified manuscripts]
  3. "Syriac Texts." in E. A. Wallis Budge (ed.), The Chronography of Gregory Abû'l-Faraj 1225-1286 the Son of Aaron, the Hebrew Physician Commonly Known as Bar Hebraeus Being the First Part of His Political History of the World vol. 2 (London: Oxford Univ. Press, H. Milford, 1932).Link to Syriaca.org Bibliographic Record.Link to Zotero Bibliographic Record (Edition based on Manuscripts 2.) [Facsimile of manuscript]
  4. Georg Heinrich Bernstein (ed.), Ankuendigung und Probe einer neuen kritischen Ausgabe und neuen Uebersetzung der Syrischen Chronik des Gregor Bar-Hebraeus (Berlin: Asher und Comp., 1847)., pp: 1-4 (Syr.), Note: Contains only the first few pages of the Chronicle. Link to Syriaca.org Bibliographic Record.Link to Zotero Bibliographic RecordLink to Worldcat Bibliographic recordLink to Archive.org Bibliographic record
  5. Paul Jacob Bruns, De rebus gestis Richardi Angliæ regis in Palæstina: Excerptum ex Gregorii Abulpharagii chronico syriaco (Oxonii: J. & J. Fletcher, 1780)., pp: I-XI (Syr.), Note: Contains a short excerpt from the Chronicle. Link to Syriaca.org Bibliographic Record.Link to Zotero Bibliographic RecordLink to Worldcat Bibliographic record
  6. Julious Yeshuʿ Çiçek (ed.), ܡܰܟܬܒܢܽܘܬ ܙܰܒܢ̈ܶܐ ܕܥܠܡܐ (Glane / Losser: Bar Hebraeus Verlag, 1987).Link to Syriaca.org Bibliographic Record.Link to Zotero Bibliographic RecordLink to Worldcat Bibliographic record (Edition based on Editions 2.)

Manuscripts

  1. Oxford, Bodleian Libraries, Huntingdon 1 , pp 420-556
  2. Oxford, Bodleian Libraries, Huntingdon 52 , folio 1-188
  3. Vatican, Sir. 166 , folio 1-243v
  4. Vatican, Sir. 383 Note: This manuscript contains the beginning of the chronicle through the year A.D. 1034 (A.G. 1346).
  5. Vatican, Sir. 384 Note: This manuscript is a continuation of Vat. sir. 383, from the years A.D. 1035 (A.G. 1347) to A.D. 1201 (A.G. 1513).
  6. Vatican, Sir. 385 Note: This manuscript is a continuation of Vat. sir. 384, from the years A.D. 1202 (A.G. 1514) to A.D. 1288 (A.G. 1600).
  7. Firenze BML Or. 366 Note: Assemani does not mention which folios part 1 comprises.
  8. Vatican, Sir. 167 , folio 1-161
  9. Berlin, Staatsbibliothek, Sachau 210 , folio 1-128

Modern Translation

  1. Latin: 735 Chronicon Syriacum , vol: 1, (Modern Translation based on Editions 1.)
  2. English: The Chronography of Bar Hebraeus, trans. E. A. Wallis Budge (London: Oxford Univ. Press, H. Milford, 1932). Note: Wilmshurst calls this a clotted English translation ... which has not yet been replaced by anything better. .Link to Syriaca.org Bibliographic Record.Link to Zotero Bibliographic RecordLink to Worldcat Bibliographic recordLink to Archive.org Bibliographic record (Modern Translation based on Editions 2.)
  3. English: Robert Bedrosian (ed.), Bar Hebraeus' Chronography: Translated from Syriac, trans. E. A. Wallis Budge (2009).Link to Syriaca.org Bibliographic Record.Link to Zotero Bibliographic Record (Modern Translation based on Modern Translation 2.)
  4. Latin: Georg Heinrich Bernstein (ed.), Ankuendigung und Probe einer neuen kritischen Ausgabe und neuen Uebersetzung der Syrischen Chronik des Gregor Bar-Hebraeus (Berlin: Asher und Comp., 1847)., pp: 1-4 (Lat.), Note: Contains only the first few pages of the Chronicle. Link to Syriaca.org Bibliographic Record.Link to Zotero Bibliographic RecordLink to Worldcat Bibliographic recordLink to Archive.org Bibliographic record
  5. Latin: Paul Jacob Bruns, De rebus gestis Richardi Angliæ regis in Palæstina: Excerptum ex Gregorii Abulpharagii chronico syriaco (Oxonii: J. & J. Fletcher, 1780)., pp: 5-11 (Lat.), Note: Contains a short excerpt from the Chronicle. Link to Syriaca.org Bibliographic Record.Link to Zotero Bibliographic RecordLink to Worldcat Bibliographic record
  6. Arabic: اسحق ارملة, "تاريخ الدول السرياني‮." المشرق vol. 43-50 (1949). Note: An excerpt beginning at Bejdan 95.4 (Dynasty 10) and continuing to the end. Link to Syriaca.org Bibliographic Record.Link to Zotero Bibliographic Record (Modern Translation based on Editions 2.)
  7. Arabic: اسحق ارملة and فييه جان موريس (eds.), تاريخ الزمان (بيروت: دار المشرق, 1986). Note: This is a republication of Ishaq Armalet's translation in al-Mashriq, but starts at Bedjan, page 122 regarding Abū al-ʿAbbās and has an added introduction by Fiey. Link to Syriaca.org Bibliographic Record.Link to Zotero Bibliographic RecordLink to Worldcat Bibliographic record (Modern Translation based on Editions 2.)
  8. Turkish: Ömer Rı̇za Doğrul (ed.), Abûʼl Farac tarı̇hı̇, Türk Tarih Kurumu yayınlarından 2, vol. 11a (Ankara: Türk Tarı̇h Kurumu Basımevı̇, 1945)Link to Syriaca.org Bibliographic Record.Link to Zotero Bibliographic RecordLink to Worldcat Bibliographic record (Modern Translation based on Modern Translation 2.)
  9. Russian: Рауф Гусейнов, Сирийские источники XII-XIII вв. об Азербайджане (Изд-во Ак. наук, 1960)., pp: 61-83, Note: Excerpts .Link to Syriaca.org Bibliographic Record.Link to Zotero Bibliographic RecordLink to Worldcat Bibliographic record
  10. Italian: Ada Rosanna Marino, Confronto tra il Taʾrīḫ muḫtaṣar ad-duwal e il Chonicon Syriacum di Abū l-Farağ Ibn al-ʿIbrī (Barebreo) (Venice, 2002)., pp: 53-166, Note: Excerpts of parts corresponding to Bedjan 263.25-408.2 (the period of 1097-1203) .Link to Syriaca.org Bibliographic Record.Link to Zotero Bibliographic Record

Works Cited

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  • 1 Paul Jacob Bruns and Georg Wilhelm Kirsch (eds.), Chronicon Syriacum (Lipsiæ: Adamus Fridericus Boehmius, 1789)., vol: 2, Note: Includes continuation to the year 1297. Link to Syriaca.org Bibliographic Record.Link to Zotero Bibliographic RecordLink to Worldcat Bibliographic recordLink to Archive.org Bibliographic recordLink to Archive.org Bibliographic recordLink to Archive.org Bibliographic record
  • 2 Paul Bedjan (ed.), Chronicon Syriacum (Parisiis, 1890). Note: Includes continuation to the year 1297. Link to Syriaca.org Bibliographic Record.Link to Zotero Bibliographic RecordLink to Worldcat Bibliographic recordLink to Archive.org Bibliographic record
  • 3 "Syriac Texts." in E. A. Wallis Budge (ed.), The Chronography of Gregory Abû'l-Faraj 1225-1286 the Son of Aaron, the Hebrew Physician Commonly Known as Bar Hebraeus Being the First Part of His Political History of the World vol. 2 (London: Oxford Univ. Press, H. Milford, 1932).Link to Syriaca.org Bibliographic Record.Link to Zotero Bibliographic Record
  • 4 Chronicon Syriacum , vol: 1,
  • 5 The Chronography of Bar Hebraeus, trans. E. A. Wallis Budge (London: Oxford Univ. Press, H. Milford, 1932). Note: Wilmshurst calls this a clotted English translation ... which has not yet been replaced by anything better. .Link to Syriaca.org Bibliographic Record.Link to Zotero Bibliographic RecordLink to Worldcat Bibliographic recordLink to Archive.org Bibliographic record
  • 6 H. Takahashi, "Bar ʿEbroyo, Grigorios." in Sebastian P. Brock et al. (eds.), The Gorgias Encyclopedic Dictionary of the Syriac Heritage (Piscataway,NJ: Gorgias Press, 2011), pp: 55.Link to Syriaca.org Bibliographic Record.Link to Syriaca.org Bibliographic Record.Link to e-GEDSH entry
  • 7 Hidemi Takahashi, Barhebraeus: A bio-bibliography (Piscataway, N.J.: Gorgias Press, 2005)., pp: 74-76, 277-288, Note: See here for additional secondary literature on the Chronicle and other editions/translations. Link to Syriaca.org Bibliographic Record.Link to Zotero Bibliographic RecordLink to Worldcat Bibliographic record
  • 8 David Wilmshurst (ed.), The ecclesiastical chronicle: An English translation, Gorgias Eastern Christianity studies, vol. 40 (Piscataway, N.J.: Gorgias Press, 2016), pp: vii-lx.Link to Syriaca.org Bibliographic Record.Link to Zotero Bibliographic RecordLink to Worldcat Bibliographic record
  • 9 Georg Heinrich Bernstein (ed.), Ankuendigung und Probe einer neuen kritischen Ausgabe und neuen Uebersetzung der Syrischen Chronik des Gregor Bar-Hebraeus (Berlin: Asher und Comp., 1847)., pp: 1-4 (Syr.), Note: Contains only the first few pages of the Chronicle. Link to Syriaca.org Bibliographic Record.Link to Zotero Bibliographic RecordLink to Worldcat Bibliographic recordLink to Archive.org Bibliographic record
  • 10 Georg Heinrich Bernstein (ed.), Ankuendigung und Probe einer neuen kritischen Ausgabe und neuen Uebersetzung der Syrischen Chronik des Gregor Bar-Hebraeus (Berlin: Asher und Comp., 1847)., pp: 1-4 (Lat.), Note: Contains only the first few pages of the Chronicle. Link to Syriaca.org Bibliographic Record.Link to Zotero Bibliographic RecordLink to Worldcat Bibliographic recordLink to Archive.org Bibliographic record
  • 11 Paul Jacob Bruns, De rebus gestis Richardi Angliæ regis in Palæstina: Excerptum ex Gregorii Abulpharagii chronico syriaco (Oxonii: J. & J. Fletcher, 1780)., pp: I-XI (Syr.), Note: Contains a short excerpt from the Chronicle. Link to Syriaca.org Bibliographic Record.Link to Zotero Bibliographic RecordLink to Worldcat Bibliographic record
  • 12 Paul Jacob Bruns, De rebus gestis Richardi Angliæ regis in Palæstina: Excerptum ex Gregorii Abulpharagii chronico syriaco (Oxonii: J. & J. Fletcher, 1780)., pp: 5-11 (Lat.), Note: Contains a short excerpt from the Chronicle. Link to Syriaca.org Bibliographic Record.Link to Zotero Bibliographic RecordLink to Worldcat Bibliographic record
  • 13 Julious Yeshuʿ Çiçek (ed.), ܡܰܟܬܒܢܽܘܬ ܙܰܒܢ̈ܶܐ ܕܥܠܡܐ (Glane / Losser: Bar Hebraeus Verlag, 1987).Link to Syriaca.org Bibliographic Record.Link to Zotero Bibliographic RecordLink to Worldcat Bibliographic record
  • 14 , pp 420-556
  • 15 , folio 1-188
  • 16 Robert Payne Smith, Catalogi codicum manuscriptorum bibliothecae Bodleianae, VI: Codices syriacos, carshunicos, mendaeos complectens. (Oxonii: Clarendon Press, 1864)., entry: 122.9, column: 395-398, entry: 167, column: 548-550.Link to Syriaca.org Bibliographic Record.Link to Zotero Bibliographic RecordLink to Archive.org Bibliographic record
  • 17 اسحق ارملة, "تاريخ الدول السرياني‮." المشرق vol. 43-50 (1949). Note: An excerpt beginning at Bejdan 95.4 (Dynasty 10) and continuing to the end. Link to Syriaca.org Bibliographic Record.Link to Zotero Bibliographic Record
  • 18 اسحق ارملة and فييه جان موريس (eds.), تاريخ الزمان (بيروت: دار المشرق, 1986). Note: This is a republication of Ishaq Armalet's translation in al-Mashriq, but starts at Bedjan, page 122 regarding Abū al-ʿAbbās and has an added introduction by Fiey. Link to Syriaca.org Bibliographic Record.Link to Zotero Bibliographic RecordLink to Worldcat Bibliographic record
  • 19 Ömer Rı̇za Doğrul (ed.), Abûʼl Farac tarı̇hı̇, Türk Tarih Kurumu yayınlarından 2, vol. 11a (Ankara: Türk Tarı̇h Kurumu Basımevı̇, 1945)Link to Syriaca.org Bibliographic Record.Link to Zotero Bibliographic RecordLink to Worldcat Bibliographic record
  • 20 Рауф Гусейнов, Сирийские источники XII-XIII вв. об Азербайджане (Изд-во Ак. наук, 1960)., pp: 61-83, Note: Excerpts .Link to Syriaca.org Bibliographic Record.Link to Zotero Bibliographic RecordLink to Worldcat Bibliographic record
  • 21 Ada Rosanna Marino, Confronto tra il Taʾrīḫ muḫtaṣar ad-duwal e il Chonicon Syriacum di Abū l-Farağ Ibn al-ʿIbrī (Barebreo) (Venice, 2002)., pp: 53-166, Note: Excerpts of parts corresponding to Bedjan 263.25-408.2 (the period of 1097-1203) .Link to Syriaca.org Bibliographic Record.Link to Zotero Bibliographic Record
  • 22 William Wright, A Short History of Syriac Literature (London: Adam and Charles Black, 1894), pp: 278-279.Link to Syriaca.org Bibliographic Record.Link to Archive.org Bibliographic record
  • 23 , folio 1-243v
  • 24 Stefano Evodio Assemani and Joseph Simonius Assemani, Bibliothecae apostolicae vaticanae codicum manuscriptorum catalogus (Roma: Maisonneuve, 1759)., pp: 338-342.Link to Syriaca.org Bibliographic Record.Link to Zotero Bibliographic RecordLink to Archive.org Bibliographic recordLink to Archive.org Bibliographic record
  • 25 Anton Baumstark, Geschichte der syrischen Literatur mit Ausschluß der christlich-palästinensischen Texte (Bonn: A. Marcus und E. Webers Verlag Dr. jur. Albert Ahn, 1922), pp: 318-319.Link to Syriaca.org Bibliographic Record.Link to Archive.org Bibliographic record
  • 26 Note: This manuscript contains the beginning of the chronicle through the year A.D. 1034 (A.G. 1346).
  • 27 S. E. Assemani and A. Assemani, "Codices chaldaici sive syriaci Vaticani Assemaniani." in Angelo Mai (ed.), Scriptorum veterum nova collectio e vaticanis codicibus edita vol. 5.2 (Romae: Typis vaticanis, 1831)., pp: 48, entry: 126-128.Link to Syriaca.org Bibliographic Record.Link to Zotero Bibliographic RecordLink to Archive.org Bibliographic record
  • 28 Note: This manuscript is a continuation of Vat. sir. 383, from the years A.D. 1035 (A.G. 1347) to A.D. 1201 (A.G. 1513).
  • 30 Note: This manuscript is a continuation of Vat. sir. 384, from the years A.D. 1202 (A.G. 1514) to A.D. 1288 (A.G. 1600).
  • 32 Note: Assemani does not mention which folios part 1 comprises.
  • 33 Stefano Evodio Assemani, Bibliothecae Mediceae Lavrentianae et Palatinae codicum mms. orientalium catalogus (Florentiae: ex Typographio Albiziniano, 1742)., pp: 190-197, entry: 118.Link to Syriaca.org Bibliographic Record.Link to Zotero Bibliographic RecordLink to Archive.org Bibliographic record
  • 34 , folio 1-161
  • 35 , folio 1-128
  • 37 Robert Bedrosian (ed.), Bar Hebraeus' Chronography: Translated from Syriac, trans. E. A. Wallis Budge (2009).Link to Syriaca.org Bibliographic Record.Link to Zotero Bibliographic Record
  • 37 Eduard Sachau, Verzeichniss der syrischen handschriften der Königlichen bibliothek zu Berlin, (Berlin: A. Asher & Co., 1899)., vol: 2, pp: 721, entry: 237.Link to Syriaca.org Bibliographic Record.Link to Zotero Bibliographic RecordLink to Worldcat Bibliographic record
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