Syriac Illustrated manuscripts in the Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin

Gastbeitrag von Mehmet Ali Doğan The Sachau manuscript numbered 304  has 195 leaves. The work is written in two columns in the Estrangelo script. Its beginning and end are destroyed due to a fire. The upper parts of the pages are especially damaged. The manuscript is preserved in the Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin (Berlin State Library), and […]

Between Religion and Magic in Ottoman Sunnism: Thaumaturgy and its Sources

Gastbeitrag von Nikola Pantić Nestled on the boundaries between religion and magic, thaumaturgy today largely avoids scholarly attention. The idea that a ritual is in popular belief connected to a coherent result without an immediately apparent causal relationship belongs to the study of magical belief and practice. Scholars rarely discuss the similarities between orthodox religious […]