William Wright (missionary)

William Wright (15 January 1837 – 31 July 1899) was an Irish missionary in Damascus and the author of The Empire of the Hittites (1884), which introduced the history of the recently discovered Hittite civilization to the general public.[1]

Some of the publications listed below belong to William Wright (orientalist) so this missionary page should be merged with that page, unless the missionary in fact did not write entries in the list below. If the missionary is different from the orientalist then they should not overlap like they do now. If they are in fact same person then this material should be added to other page since that is more extensive than this one.


PublicationsEdit

  • The Empire Of The Hittites, with the Decipherment of the Hittite Inscriptions by Professor A.H. Sayce[2]
  • An Account Of Palmyra And Zenobia: With Travels And Adventures In Bashan And The Desert
  • The Book Of Jonah In Four Oriental Versions, Namely Chaldee, Syriac, Aethiopic And Arabic, With Glossaries
  • Contributions To The Apocryphal Literature Of The New Testament, Collected And Edited From Syriac Manuscripts In The British Museum
  • A Short History Of Syriac Literature
  • The Book Of Kalilah & Dimnah: Translated From Arabic Into Syriac
  • The Kamil Of El-Mubarrad, Edited For The German Oriental Society For The Manuscripts Of Leyden, St. Petersburg, Cambridge, And Berlin, Volume I, Parts I-X.
  • The Kamil Of El-Mubarrad, Edited For The German Oriental Society For The Manuscripts Of Leyden, St. Petersburg, Cambridge, And Berlin, Volume II, Containing The Indexes And Critical Notes, Parts XI And XII.
  • Lectures On The Comparative Grammar Of The Semitic Languages
  • The Travels Of Ibn Jubair, Edited From A MS. In The University Library Of Leyden
  • A Grammar Of The Arabic Language, Translated From The German By Caspari, And Edited With Numerous Additions And Corrections, Volume I
  • A Grammar Of The Arabic Language, Translated From The German By Caspari, And Edited With Numerous Additions And Corrections, Volume II
  • The Ecclesiastical History Of Eusebius In Syriac, Edited From The Manuscripts, (also by) Norman McClean, M.A., With A Collation Of The Ancient Armenian Version By Dr. Adalbert Merx
  • Catalogue Of The Ethiopic Manuscripts In The British Museum Acquired Since The Year 1847
  • A Catalogue Of The Syriac Manuscripts Preserved In The Library Of The University Of Cambridge, With An Introduction And Appendix By Stanley Arthur Cook, M.A., Volume I
  • A Catalogue Of The Syriac Manuscripts Preserved In The Library Of The University Of Cambridge, With An Introduction And Appendix By Stanley Arthur Cook, M.A., Volume II
  • Analectes sur l'histoire et la littérature des Arabes d'Espagne, Volume I, Part I
  • Analectes sur l'histoire et la littérature des Arabes d'Espagne, Volume I, Part II

ReferencesEdit

  • Lee, Sidney, ed. (1900). "Wright, William (1837-1899)" . Dictionary of National Biography. 63. London: Smith, Elder & Co.
  1. ^ https://archive.org/stream/dictionaryofnati63stepuoft#page/138/mode/2up
  2. ^ Uncovering the Past: A History of Archaeology. Oxford University Press. 1993. p. 114. OCLC 1014620260. Archived from the original on 29 November 2019 – via Index.