U+2018This story may provide proofU+2019. History and authority in Syriac excerpt collections and beyond. Ghent University
Combining intellectual history with material philology, this project studies the authority attributed to
histories in Syriac excerpt collections (6-10th c). It uses unstudied material to analyse the
intertwining of identity formation and historical narratives, to provide the first cross-cultural study of
late antique excerpt collections, and to study the changing status of historical knowledge compared
to other types of ...