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Title: Ṭūr 'Abdīn through the Ages
Author(s): MACUCH, Rudolf
Journal: Ancient Near Eastern Studies
Volume: 29 Date: 1991
Ṭūr 'Abdīn 'The-Mountain-of-Worshippers,' a limestone plateau of South-eastern Turkey with numerous churches and monasteries partly in ruins, partly restored and preserved, has a history of more than three millennia, the second and better known as well as more interesting half of which is Christian. However, it was only in the second half of the nineteenth century that European scholars started to pay systematic attention to this remote place of Syro-Christianity. A. Socin, who in collaboration with E. Prym published for the first time Neo-Aramaic and Arabic dialectical texts collected in this region, paid attention not only to the dialects but also to the topography of the boundaries.