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.
How the Codex Was Found Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 156
ISBN: 9780971309791
Pub Date: 01 Jan 2001
Imprint: Gorgias Press
Description:
A vibrant tale of two journeys to St. Catharine's Monastery in Mount Sinai that lead to the discovery of an ancient codex containing an old version of the Syriac Gospels.
From Constantinople to the Home of Omar Khayyam Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 528
ISBN: 9780971598645
Pub Date: 01 Jan 2001
Imprint: Gorgias Press
Description:
This is a travel book of historic and literary research through transcaucasia and Northern Persia, with over 250 pictures depicting sites and daily life.
About Persia and Its People Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 312
ISBN: 9780971309739
Pub Date: 01 Jan 2001
Imprint: Gorgias Press
Description:
A nineteenth-century immigrant from Persia narrates tales about the 'manners, customs, and peculiarities' of his people. He depicts Persian social life, talks of the Shah and his court, and relates legends and tales from Persian history and literature.
The Sultan and His Subjects Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 528
ISBN: 9780971598607
Pub Date: 01 Jan 2001
Imprint: Gorgias Press
Description:
This is an earnest description of the Muslim and Christian nationalities under the Ottoman Empire. The Illustrated London News described it as “a skillful narrative…The personal element invests Mr. Davey’s story with enthralling interest, which sustains his readers to the end.