Gorgias Press
Founded in 2001 Gorgias Press is an independent academic publisher of books and journals related to history, languages, and religious studies, with specific areas of expertise in the Ancient Near East, Arabic and Islamic Studies, Archaeology, Biblical Studies, Classics, Early Christianity, Jewish Studies, Linguistics, and Syriac.

Gorgias [GOR-gee-us] Press was originally created by George and Christine Kiraz as a specialty press that could keep up with their research interests. With a background in computational linguistics, George Kiraz envisioned combining cutting-edge technology with humanities research. The new company would be completely online, with no physical storefront, and it would use automation and digital printing technology rather than traditional print runs. With these tools, the press could afford to publish rare and understudied topics that were previously considered unprofitable, and Gorgias soon became known for its pioneering work in language and linguistics, religion, and especially Syriac and Eastern Christianity.
Gorgias’ philosophy of “Publishing for the Sake of Knowledge” rather than profit, attracted a number of new authors, and the press’ areas of interest rapidly began to expand. Today, Gorgias Press publishes 50-60 new titles a year, including monographs, edited volumes, translations, and more, and Gorgias books can be found in academic collections all over the world.
The Syriac Peshiṭta New Testament Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 550
ISBN: 9781463246051
Pub Date: 03 Jun 2024
Imprint: Gorgias Press
Series: Gorgias Handbooks
Description:
This is the first Syriac reader for the New Testament. It guides the reader through the Syriac New Testament Peshitta, glossing the uncommon words and parsing difficult word forms.
The Syriac Peshiṭta Gospels Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 404
ISBN: 9781463246075
Pub Date: 03 Jun 2024
Imprint: Gorgias Press
Series: Gorgias Handbooks
Description:
This a Syriac reader for the Gospels. It guides the reader through the Syriac Peshitta Gospels, glossing the uncommon words and parsing difficult word forms.
Key Word in Context Concordance to the Syriac New Testament Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 800
ISBN: 9781463245955
Pub Date: 03 Jun 2024
Imprint: Gorgias Press
Series: Surath Kthob
Description:
The first comprehensive keyword-in-context concordance to the Syriac New Testament in six large volumes. It unlocks the treasure trove of the Syriac New Testament Peshitta readings and helps the reader to dive into the heart of this ancient Christian text, exploring its linguistic nuances, contextual meanings, and spiritual depths.
Key Word in Context Concordance to the Syriac New Testament Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 515
ISBN: 9781463246013
Pub Date: 03 Jun 2024
Imprint: Gorgias Press
Series: Surath Kthob
Description:
The first comprehensive keyword-in-context concordance to the Syriac New Testament in six large volumes. It unlocks the treasure trove of the Syriac New Testament Peshitta readings and helps the reader to dive into the heart of this ancient Christian text, exploring its linguistic nuances, contextual meanings, and spiritual depths.
Key Word in Context Concordance to the Syriac New Testament Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 355
ISBN: 9781463245993
Pub Date: 03 Jun 2024
Imprint: Gorgias Press
Series: Surath Kthob
Description:
The first comprehensive keyword-in-context concordance to the Syriac New Testament in six large volumes. It unlocks the treasure trove of the Syriac New Testament Peshitta readings and helps the reader to dive into the heart of this ancient Christian text, exploring its linguistic nuances, contextual meanings, and spiritual depths.
Key Word in Context Concordance to the Syriac New Testament Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 670
ISBN: 9781463245979
Pub Date: 03 Jun 2024
Imprint: Gorgias Press
Series: Surath Kthob
Description:
The first comprehensive keyword-in-context concordance to the Syriac New Testament in six large volumes. It unlocks the treasure trove of the Syriac New Testament Peshitta readings and helps the reader to dive into the heart of this ancient Christian text, exploring its linguistic nuances, contextual meanings, and spiritual depths.
Key Word in Context Concordance to the Syriac New Testament Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 795
ISBN: 9781463245931
Pub Date: 03 Jun 2024
Imprint: Gorgias Press
Series: Surath Kthob
Description:
The first comprehensive keyword-in-context concordance to the Syriac New Testament in six large volumes. It unlocks the treasure trove of the Syriac New Testament Peshitta readings and helps the reader to dive into the heart of this ancient Christian text, exploring its linguistic nuances, contextual meanings, and spiritual depths.
Victor-Marie de Launay et al. Usul-i Mi’mari-i ‘Osmani Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 250
ISBN: 9781463241704
Pub Date: 31 May 2024
Imprint: Gorgias Press
Series: Modern Muslim World
Description:
Ottoman Architecture is the first modern history of Ottoman architecture written by Ottomans themselves, yet it is little known outside the field of late Ottoman studies. This magnificently-illustrated volume codifies the empire’s architectural history into a series of preliminary stages culminating in the efflorescence of the Ottoman classical tradition in the 16th century. At the same time, the text positions this imperial architectural legacy in relation to modernising projects in the late Ottoman Empire; in particular, the 'Ottoman architectural Renaissance' sponsored by Sultan Abdülaziz (r.
Three Persian Martyr Acts Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 152
ISBN: 9781463245610
Pub Date: 31 May 2024
Imprint: Gorgias Press
Series: Persian Martyr Acts in Syriac: Text and Translation
Description:
This volume brings together the texts and translations for three Syriac martyr acts, set in Sasanian Persia during the reign of Shapur II (309-379 CE). These texts offer compelling witness to the challenges of a community’s need to honor memory and experience, and evidence towards the formation and sustenance of Christian identity in the midst of Persian society and culture.
The Text of the Synoptic Gospels in the Writings of Origen Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 495
ISBN: 9781463245634
Pub Date: 31 May 2024
Imprint: Gorgias Press
Series: Texts and Studies (Third Series)
Description:
A study of the citations from the synoptic gospels that occur in the works of Origen that have survived in Greek. The citations, lemmata, adaptations and allusions have been collected and citations and lemmata compared against a selection of known manuscripts representing major text types including the so-called Caesarean text type.
The Outrider Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 200
ISBN: 9781463246211
Pub Date: 31 May 2024
Imprint: Gorgias Press
Series: Islamic History and Thought
Description:
A biography of Abū al-Faḍl al-ʿAbbās, the half brother, diplomat, and negotiator of al-Ḥusayn. The author was named Distinguished Scholar of Shia Studies in the Islamic Republic of Iran's 28th World Book Awards in 2020. He is at present a resident faculty member of PISAI, lecturing in Shīʿī Islamic studies, Qurʾān and Islamic Ethics, and a visiting lecturer at the Pontifical Beda College in Rome.
Šalmūtā Šapīrtā Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 431
ISBN: 9781463245412
Pub Date: 31 May 2024
Imprint: Gorgias Press
Series: Gorgias Eastern Christian Studies
Description:
A Festschrift for Rifaat Ebied celebrating a lifetime of work in the field of Semitic Studies, in particular Syriac, Christian Arabic, and Mandaic.
On This Day (September) Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9781463245771
Pub Date: 31 May 2024
Imprint: Gorgias Press
Series: The Armenian Church Synaxarion
Description:
The Armenian Church Synaxarion is a collection of saints’ lives according to the day of the year on which each saint is celebrated. Part of the great and varied Armenian liturgical tradition from the turn of the first millennium, the first Armenian Church Synaxarion represented the logical culmination of a long and steady development of what is today called the cult of the saints. This volume, the first Armenian-English edition, is the ninth of a twelve-volume series—one for each month of the year—and is ideal for personal devotional use or as a valuable resource for anyone interested in saints.
Mallephana Rabba Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 445
ISBN: 9781463245832
Pub Date: 31 May 2024
Imprint: Gorgias Press
Series: Perspectives on Linguistics and Ancient Languages
Description:
This volume of essays honors Edward M. Cook, Ordinary Professor of Semitic and Egyptian Languages and Literatures at The Catholic University of America. Cook is a leading figure in the vibrant and far-reaching field of Aramaic studies, and the essays reflect his range of interests, with lexical, linguistic, and literary analyses of dialects from the earliest inscriptions to the modern day.
Journal of Language Relationship 21/1-2 Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 169
ISBN: 9781463246174
Pub Date: 31 May 2024
Imprint: Gorgias Press
Series: Journal of Language Relationship
Islam in China and the Islamic world Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 257
ISBN: 9781463245870
Pub Date: 31 May 2024
Imprint: Gorgias Press
Series: Gorgias Islamic Studies
Description:
Over the past half century, China has accomplished a great deal in the study of Islam, and established a certain academic system for its study. This book offers a history of contemporary Islamic research in China, analyzing the interdisciplinary research emerging from this system, from its background to the people involved, mechanisms, and their publications, scientific conferences, reference works and historical materials, and the branches of research: history, religion, philosophy, politics, and culture.