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Andrea Barbara SCHMIDT, Lucas VAN ROMPAY. — The origin of Syriac studies in Louvain can be traced back to the work of Andreas Masius and to the printing house of Plantin in the 16th century, but it is only in the 19th century, with the appointment of Joannes Theodorus Beelen (1807-1884) to the chair of Sacred Scriptures (1936), that the foundation was laid for Syriac as an academic discipline…
Lucas VAN ROMPAY. — The first part of the paper highlights the contributions of Damião de Gόis (1502-1574) and Jacobus Wemmers (1598-1645), who may be considered forerunners of the academic study of Ethiopian Christianity…