• Amir Harrak

    Amir Harrak

    Professor in the Department of Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations at the University of Toronto

    Amir Harrak is a Professor in the Department of Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations at the University of Toronto.

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Rescuing Syriac Manuscripts in Iraq

  The so-called Islamic State invaded Mosul and the Plain of Nineveh in the north of Iraq in August 2014, destroying people, especially minorities, centuries-old religious and civil buildings, and cultural heritages, including collections of manuscripts owned privately or by institutions. The octagonal martyrion of Mār-Behnam built during the 6th century to commemorate this Christian man...

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