Publications

Monographs & edited volumes

(2016) with Sasha Goldstein-Sabbah (eds) (2016), Modernity, Minority, and the Public Sphere: Jews and Christians in the Middle East (Leiden Studies in Islam and Society 4, Leiden: Brill; Open Access; DOI: 10.1163/9789004323285).

(2015) Scribes and Scriptures: The Church of the East in the Eastern Ottoman Provinces (1500-1850) (Eastern Christian Studies 21; Louvain: Peeters)

(2006) (ed.) New Faith in Ancient Lands. Western Missions in the Middle East in the Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Centuries (Studies in Christian Missions 32; Leiden: Brill).

(2005) with J.J. van Ginkel and T.M. van Lint (eds), Redefining Christian Identity. Cultural Interaction in the Middle East since the Rise of Islam (OCA 134, Louvain: Peeters).

(1999) From a Spoken to a Written Language. The Introduction and Development of Literary Urmia Aramaic in the Nineteenth Century (Publication of the “De Goeje Fund” no. XXVIII, Leiden; based on Ph.D Leiden, 1995).

Recent articles

(2016) ‘Searching for Common Ground: Jews and Christians in the Modern Middle East’, in S.R. Goldstein-Sabbah, H.L. Murre-van den Berg (eds), Modernity, Minority, and the Public Sphere: Jews and Christians in the Middle East (Leiden: Brill), 3-38 (Open Access: DOI 10.1163/9789004323285_002).

(2016), “The Language of the Nation: The Rise of Arabic among Jews and Christians (1900–1950),” British Journal of Middle Eastern Studies (2016), DOI: 10.1080/13530194.2016.1138641.

(2016), Rima Nasrallah, Martien Brinkman, Heleen Murre-van den Berg & Marcel Barnard, “Rearranging Things: How Protestant attitudes shake the objects in the piety of Eastern Christian Women,” Material Religion 12:1, 74-95, DOI: 10.1080/17432200.2015.1120088

(2015) “Classical Syriac and the Syriac Churches: A Twentieth-Century History,” in M. Doerfler, E. Fiano, K. Smith, Syriac Encounters: Papers from the Sixth North American Syriac Symposium, Duke University, 26-29 June 2011 (Eastern Christian Studies 20; Louvain: Peeters), 119-148.

(2013) “A Center of Transnational Syriac Orthodoxy: St. Mark’s Convent in Jerusalem,” Journal of Levantine Studies 3(1), 61-83.

(2013) “Light from the East (1948-1954) and the De-Territorialization of the Assyrian Church of the East” In: W. Hofstee and A. van der Kooij (eds), Religion beyond its Private Role in Modern Society (Leiden: Brill) 115-134.

(2011) “The Colophon of Jerusalem Ms.Syr 1, a Gospel Lectionary from Alqosh (1679).” Journal of Eastern Christian Studies 63(3-4), 277-310.

(2011) “A ‘Good and Blessed Father’. Yonan of Ada on Justin Perkins, Urmia (Iran), 1870, in H. Nielssen, I.M. Okkenhaug, K. Hestad Skeie (eds), Protestant Missions and Local Encounters in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries: Unto the Ends of the World (Studies in Christian Mission 40; Leiden: Brill), 187-206.

(2010) “The Study of Western Missions in the Middle East (1820-1920): An Annotated Bibliography”, in Norbert Friedrich, Uwe Kaminsky, Roland Löffler (eds), The Social Dimension of Christian Missions in the Middle East: Historical Studies of the 19th and 20th Centuries (Stuttgart: Franz Steiner Verlag), 35-53.

(2010) “‘Our Jerusalem’: Bertha Spafford Vester and Christianity in Palestine during the British Mandate,” in Rory Miller (ed.), Palestine, Britain and Empire: The Mandate Years (Surrey: Ashgate), 67-83.

(2010) ‘“An Inheritance with Sarah”: Women in the Church of the East (1500-1850),’ Internationale Kirchliche Zeitschrift 100/3, 190-208.

(2010) “Apostasy or ‘a House Built on Sand’: Jews, Muslims and Christians in East-Syriac texts (1500-1850),” in Sabine Schmidkte and Camilla Adang (eds), Contacts and Controversies between Muslims, Jews and Christians in the Ottoman Empire and Pre-Modern Iran (Istanbuler Texte und Studien 21; Würzburg: Ergon-Verlag), 223-243.

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