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Document Details :
Title: A New Autograph by 'Abdīšō' Marūn
Subtitle: Renaissance Rome and the Syriac Churches
Author(s): FARINA, Margherita
Journal: Journal of Eastern Christian Studies
Volume: 70 Issue: 3-4 Date: 2018
The paper presents an unedited document by the hand of 'Abdīšō' of Gāzartā, drafted on a leaflet found inside a manuscript today at the Biblioteca Medicea Laurenziana of Florence. The leaflet contains the original Syriac version of a portion of the confession of faith that 'Abdīšō' wrote in Rome, in 1562, as the Eastern Syriac Catholic Patriarch. The text displays a list of the dioceses that 'Abdīšō' considered as being under his jurisdiction at the time. As only a sixteenth century Latin version of 'Abdīšō'’s confession was available to us so far, this autograph sheds some light on several doubtful readings and helps to better reconstruct the geographical distribution and hierarchical configuration of the Eastern Syriac dioceses that supported 'Abdīšō'’s reunion with the Catholic Church at the time.