HARRAK, AMIR Contact Areas of Interest

Harrak, Amir
4 Bancroft Avenue
Toronto, ON
t: 416-978-3184
e: aharrak@chass.utoronto.ca
w: nmc.utoronto.ca/faculty/a-harrak
  • Aramaic and Syriac languages and literature
  • History of Syriac Christianity
  • Relations between Syriac Christianity and Islam

About

Licencié (Louvain), MA, PhD (University of Toronto)

Amir Harrak completed his Masters and PhD at the University of Toronto in Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations. His published works include The Acts of Mar Mari the Apostle (2005); “Ah! The Assyrian is the Rod of My Hand!: Syriac Views of History after the Advent of Islam” (2005); “Anti-Manichaean Propaganda in Syriac Literature” (2004); “Les inscriptions syriaques de l’Iraq expression d’une culture littéraire” (2004); and “Piecing Together the Martyrdom of Cyrus of Harran” (2003).

Selected publications

Journal of the Canadian Society for Syriac Studies (Chief-Editor since 2000)

The Acts of Mar Mari the Apostle (2005)

Ah! The Assyrian is the Rod of My Hand!: Syriac Views of History after the Advent of Islam” (2005)

“Anti-Manichaean Propaganda in Syriac Literature” (2004)

“Les inscriptions syriaques de l’Iraq expression d’une culture littéraire” (2004)

“Piecing Together the Martyrdom of Cyrus of Harran” (2003)

“Trade Routes and the Christianization of the Near East” (2002)

“Recent Archaeological Excavations in Takrit and the Discovery of Syriac Inscriptions” (2001)

The Chronicle of Zuqnin Parts III and IV (2000)