I’ve just created and uploaded a PDF of the Chronicon Ecclesiasticum of Bar Hebraeus, vol.2, to Archive.org. The url is here:
Many blessings on Glasgow University Library who kindly photocopied this 19th century volume for me. It arrived this evening, so I have spent the time since productively! It cost about 25GBP to get the copies, or around $40 (the invoice has yet to reach me, but will probably include a charge for postage).
For those not familiar with the work, the Chronicon Ecclesiasticum of Bar Hebraeus is a history of the church in a series of chapters, each covering an ecclesiastical figure. Usually the figure is a patriarch. The work is in two parts. It runs up to his own time, in the 13th century. He wrote in Syriac; the editors Abbeloos and Lamy include a simple Latin translation alongside it.
I uploaded volume 1 some years ago. Now only volume 3 remains. As far as I know, this 1872 edition is the only one that the work has ever received. Yet it is the fundamental source for all Syriac studies.
I will obtain and scan volume 3 as well. It’s too important a text to be inaccessible. Any errors, do let me know.
2 thoughts on “Bar Hebraeus, Chronicon Ecclesiasticum vol. 2 now on Archive.org”
Well done, my dear fellow! You have now made all of the Chronicon Ecclesiasticum easily accessible.
I shall sacrifice fifty unblemished kids in your honour.
You’re very kind. I was going to email you, but you beat me to it.
Vol.3 isn’t online yet, tho. When I get some more energy I’ll see about doing that.