Gorgias Press

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Gorgias Press
Gorgias Press Logo 2019.png
StatusActive
Founded2001
FoundersChristine Kiraz and George Kiraz
Country of originUnited States
Headquarters locationPiscataway, New Jersey
DistributionWorldwide
Publication typesBooks, academic journals
Nonfiction topicsHistory, Religious studies, Linguistics, Syriac studies, Ancient Near East, Early Christianity, Arabic studies, Islamic studies, Jewish studies
Official websitewww.gorgiaspress.com

Gorgias Press is an independent academic publisher specializing in the history and religion of the Middle East and the larger pre-modern world.

History

Founded in 2001 by Christine and George Kiraz, the press is based in Piscataway, New Jersey.[1]

The publishes titles in history, religious studies, and linguistics, with special focus upon the Ancient Near East, Syriac, Arabic, Early Christianity, Classical Studies, Biblical Studies, Jewish Studies, and Islamic Studies.[2] Authors include Sebastian Brock, Clinton Bennett, David C. Parker, Andrei Orlov, Iain Torrance, Philip Khuri Hitti, George Percy Badger, Ignatius Zakka I Iwas, Ignatius Afram I Barsoum, Ignatius Elias III, Carl Brockelmann, Aziz Suryal Atiya, and William Hatch.[3][4] The press also publishes critical editions and English translations of previously untranslated or under-translated works, such as those of Hippolytus of Rome, Jacob of Sarug, and Isaac the Syrian.[5][6][7]

As of 2019, Gorgias publishes 29 book series, including Gorgias Handbooks, Gorgias Ugaritic Studies, Judaism in Context, and Texts from Christian Late Antiquity.[8] In addition to books, the press publishes several peer-reviewed academic journals, including the Journal of the Canadian Society for Syriac Studies and the American Journal of Ancient History.[9]

In 2010, Gorgias published three volumes of peer-reviewed articles as part of Foundations for Syriac Lexicography in association with the International Syriac Language Project.[10] Beginning in 2012, the press published the first of an ongoing 35 volume English translation of the Antioch Bible, an Aramaic text of the Syriac Peshitta.[11][12]

In 2018, German academic publisher Walter de Gruyter and Gorgias entered into an e-book distribution partnership.[13] In 2019, Gorgias partnered with the King Faisal Center for Research and Islamic Studies to inaugurate the Library of Arabic and Islamic Heritage (مكتبة التراث العربي والاسلامي).[14]

References

  1. ^ NA Mansur (University of Princeton), George Kiraz (November 2, 2017). An interview with George Kiraz, the founder of Gorgias Press (podcast). NBN. Archived from the original on November 3, 2017.
  2. ^ "About Us". Gorgias Press. Retrieved 30 December 2019.
  3. ^ "Gorgias Press Authors". Retrieved 30 December 2019.
  4. ^ Jenkins, Philip (29 January 2016). "Why Gorgias Matters". Patheos. Retrieved 30 December 2019.
  5. ^ "HIPPOLYTUS OF ROME: COMMENTARY ON DANIEL AND 'CHRONICON'". Retrieved 3 January 2020.
  6. ^ "JACOB OF SARUG'S HOMILIES ON THE SIX DAYS OF CREATION: THE FIFTH DAY". Retrieved 3 January 2020.
  7. ^ "https://www.gorgiaspress.com/isaac-the-syrians-spiritual-works". Retrieved 3 January 2020. External link in |title= (help)
  8. ^ "2019 Full Series Catalog" (PDF). 2019. Retrieved 30 December 2019.
  9. ^ "Gorgias Press Journals". Retrieved 30 December 2019.
  10. ^ "The International Syriac Language Project (ISLP)". University of Helsinki. 6 August 2010. Retrieved 30 December 2019.
  11. ^ Smith, David A. (20 April 2017). "Review of Jeff W. Childers, trans.; George A Kiraz, ed.The Antioch Bible: The Gospel of Luke according to the Syriac Peshitta Version with English Translation (Syriac Edition)". Review of Biblical Literature. Society of Biblical Literature.
  12. ^ "Antioch Bible". Retrieved 30 December 2019.
  13. ^ "De Gruyter und Gorgias Press kooperieren". Boersenblatt. 6 March 2018. Retrieved 30 December 2019.
  14. ^ "Arabic Heritage Library". Retrieved 30 December 2019.

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