“此卷呈现出原文，伴随着迄今未发表的叙利亚组成的英文翻译和评论，题为伟大的城市和海域和岛屿上的奇迹。由一个未知的东叙利亚基督教作者制作中世纪或早期现代时期，这项工作提供了一个松散组织的奇妙事件目录，现象和物体，自然以及人为的人，在世界各地发现。奇迹是一种独特的构图，即它有人见证了创意adoption by Syriac Christians of the paradoxographical literary mode of ‘aǧā’ib that enjoyed great popularity among their Arabic- and Persian-speaking Muslim neighbours. In this composition, the East Syrian author blends together a number of different paradoxographical traditions: some inherited from the earlier Christian works in Syriac, such as the Alexander Romance, some borrowed directly or indirectly from Muslim geographical and other works, and some, apparently, circulating as a part of local oral lore. Combining entertainment and didacticism, he provides his audience with a fascinating panorama of imaginary geography, which at the same time has unmistakable Christian features. This edition makes a fascinating Syriac work available to a wider audience, and provides detailed insights into the rich assortment of traditions creatively woven together by its author. Thanks to the combination of the original text, English translation and commentary, it will be of interest to scholars and readers alike."
迪伊10.11647 / obp.0237