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Watt, J. W.

Overview
Works: 70 works in 195 publications in 6 languages and 2,728 library holdings
Genres: History  Conference papers and proceedings  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Commentaries  Bibliography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Publishing director, Other
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Most widely held works by J. W Watt
Interpreting the Bible and Aristotle in late antiquity : the Alexandrian commentary tradition between Rome and Baghdad by Josef Lössl( )

14 editions published between 2011 and 2016 in English and held by 1,404 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book brings together sixteen studies by internationally renowned scholars on the origins and early development of the Latin and Syriac biblical and philosophical commentary traditions. It casts light on the work of the founder of philosophical biblical commentary, Origen of Alexandria, and traces the developments of fourth- and fifth-century Latin commentary techniques in writers such as Marius Victorinus, Jerome and Boethius. The focus then moves east, to the beginnings of Syriac philosophical commentary and its relationship to theology in the works of Sergius of Reshaina, Probus and Paul the Persian, and the influence of this continuing tradition in the East up to the Arabic writings of al-Farabi. There are also chapters on the practice of teaching Aristotelian and Platonic philosophy in fifth-century Alexandria, on contemporaneous developments among Byzantine thinkers, and on the connections in Latin and Syriac traditions between translation (from Greek) and commentary. With its enormous breadth and the groundbreaking originality of its contributions, this volume is an indispensable resource not only for specialists, but also for all students and scholars interested in late-antique intellectual history, especially the practice of teaching and studying philosophy, the philosophical exegesis of the Bible, and the role of commentary in the post-Hellenistic world as far as the classical renaissance in Islam
Portraits of spiritual authority : religious power in early Christianity, Byzantium, and the Christian Orient( Book )

16 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 339 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This volume deals with several figures of spiritual authority in Christianity during late antiquity and the early middle ages, and seeks to illuminate the way in which the struggle for religious influence evolved with changes in church and society."--Jacket
The chronicle of pseudo-Joshua the Stylite by Joshua( Book )

10 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in English and held by 261 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a Syriac text written, in all probability, by an inhabitant of Edessa almost immediately after the conclusion of the war between Rome and Persia in 502-506 AD. Although that conflict is treated in other ancient texts, none of them can match 'Joshua' in his wealth of detail, his familiarity with the region where the hostilities occurred, and his proximity in time to the events. The Chronicle also vividly describes the famine and plague that swept through Edessa in the years immediately before the war. The work is a document of great importance for both the social and military history of late antiquity, remarkable for the information it provides on Roman and Persian empires alike. -- Amazon.com
The fifth book of the Rhetoric of Antony of Tagrit by Anthony( Book )

11 editions published between 1900 and 1986 in 4 languages and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rhetoric and philosophy from Greek into Syriac by J. W Watt( Book )

6 editions published in 2010 in English and Multiple languages and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Philoxenus of Mabbug : fragments of the commentary on Matthew and Luke by Philoxenus( Book )

11 editions published between 1974 and 1978 in 3 languages and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aristotelian rhetoric in Syriac : Barhebraeus, Butyrum sapientiae, Book of rhetoric by J. W Watt( Book )

4 editions published in 2005 in English and Multiple languages and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fragments of the commentary on Matthew and Luke by Philoxenus( Book )

17 editions published in 1978 in 3 languages and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Aristotelian tradition in Syriac by J. W Watt( )

3 editions published in 2019 in English and Undetermined and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume presents a panorama of Syriac engagement with Aristotelian philosophy primarily situated in the 6th to the 9th centuries, but also ranging to the 13th. It offers a wide range of articles, opening with surveys on the most important philosophical writers of the period before providing detailed studies of two Syriac prolegomena to Aristotle's Categories and examining the works of Hunayn, the most famous Arabic translator of the 9th century. Watt also examines the relationships between philosophy, rhetoric and political thought in the period, and explores the connection between earlier Syriac tradition and later Arabic philosophy in the thought of the 13th century Syriac polymath Bar Hebraeus. Collected together for the first time, these articles present an engaging and thorough history of Aristotelian philosophy during this period in the Near East, in Syriac and Arabic
The fifth book of the Rhetoric of Antony of Tagrit by Anthony( Book )

10 editions published in 1986 in 3 languages and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The eye of revelation : the ancient Tibetan rites of rejuvenation by Peter Kelder( Book )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A brief review of the fisheries of Nova Scotia by J. W Watt( Book )

2 editions published in 1963 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Grampian guide to farm diversification : prepared by North of Scotland College of Agriculture for Grampian Regional Council by Jane F Smith( Book )

6 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aristotelian Rhetoric in Syriac : Barhebraeus, Butyrum Sapientiae, Book of Rhetoric by Bar Hebraeus( Book )

4 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fragments of the commentary on Matthew and Luke by Philoxenus( Book )

5 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fragments of the commentary on Matthew and Luke by Philoxenus( Book )

7 editions published in 1978 in 3 languages and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fragments of the Commentary on Matthew and Luke : ed. consilio Universitatis Catholicae Americae ... by Philoxenus( Book )

1 edition published in 1978 in Latin and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fragments of the Commentary on Matthew and Luke : ed. consilio Universitatis Catholicae Americae ... by Philoxenus( Book )

1 edition published in 1978 in Latin and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Al-Farabi and the history of the Syriac Organon by J. W Watt( Book )

3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Scholarly study of the transmission of Aristotelian philosophy from Greek late antiquity to medieval Islam is to some extent still influenced by the account in Ibn Abī Uṣaibi‛a attributed to al-Fārābī, which served as the basis for Max Meyerhof's famous essay Von Alexandrien nach Bagdad. While much in that account is now regarded as fictional and tendentious, the extant corpus of Syriac Aristotelian texts is still widely held to authenticate one aspect of it, namely, that from some time in late antiquity until the coming of Islam, the study of Aristotelian logic was limited in the Christian Orient to the early books of the Organon terminating at Prior Analytics I 7. The present work, utilising evidence unknown to Meyerhof and still often neglected in more recent scholarship, argues that such a restriction never represented the whole Syriac tradition, but reflects an alternative logical curriculum with deep roots in the ancient world, while Syriac writers who were proficient in Greek adhered throughout to the other strand of this two-strand tradition, that of the full Organon
Rhetoric and philosophy from Greek into Syriac by J. W Watt( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Portraits of spiritual authority : religious power in early Christianity, Byzantium, and the Christian Orient
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The chronicle of pseudo-Joshua the StyliteRhetoric and philosophy from Greek into SyriacAristotelian rhetoric in Syriac : Barhebraeus, Butyrum sapientiae, Book of rhetoricThe eye of revelation : the ancient Tibetan rites of rejuvenationAristotelian Rhetoric in Syriac : Barhebraeus, Butyrum Sapientiae, Book of RhetoricAl-Farabi and the history of the Syriac OrganonRhetoric and philosophy from Greek into Syriac
Alternative Names
Watt, J. W.

Watt, J. W. 1947-

Watt, John

Watt, John W.

Watt, John W. 1947-

Watt, John W. (John William), 1947-

Watt, John William 1947-

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