Chronicle of Pseudo-Joshua the Stylite
This is a Syriac text written, in all probability, by an inhabitant of Edessa almost immediately after the conclusion of the war between Rome and Persia in 502–506 AD. Although that conflict is treated in other ancient texts, none of them can match "Joshua" in his wealth of detail, his familiarity with the region where the hostilities occurred, and his proximity in time to...more
Paperback, 240 pages
Published January 1st 2001 by Liverpool University Press
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Liverpool University Press' Translated Texts for Historians series has provided a wide variety of late antique and early medieval texts in translation that are not easily accessible elsewhere. They also frequently have excellent scholarly apparati, and 'The Chronicle of Pseudo-Joshua the Stylite' is no exception. It is the earliest extant work of Syriac historiography, and a fine one at that. The text itself is quite short and covers the war between the Romans and Persians in the late fifth and...more