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Occasional Paper II - The Chronicle of Joshua the Stylite
This is the second publication in
the Occasional Papers series.
We owe the preservation of the
short Chronicle of Joshua the Stylite to the care of a later
historian, Dionysius of Tell-Mahre, patriarch of the Jacobites
(ob. A. Gr. 1156, A.D. 845), who incorporated it with his
own larger work, which deserves to be made accessible to students
of history without further delay.
sOf Joshua we know little
more than what he has himself thought fit to tell us. He
wrote his Chronicle at the request of one Sergius, the abbot
of a convent in the district of Edessa.
The last date which
occurs in it is 28th November A.D. 506