Today’s free book is William Wright’s Short History of Syriac Literature. Wright was Professor of Arabic at the University of Cambridge. This public domain work was digitised using the copy from the library of Terence C. Mitchell.
William Wright [1830-1889], A Short History of Syriac Literature. London: Adam & Charles Black, 1894. Hbk. pp.296. [Click here to visit the download page for this title]
Main image: Columns on the top of Urfa Castle, Şanlıurfa, Turkey. These are the remains of the ancient city of Edessa, the centre of the region where the Aramaic dialect known as Syriac was spoken. Image Credit: Bernard Gagnon.