Assyrian continuity after the fall of the empire:612 BC-1900 AD

Six Months in a Syrian Monastery: Being the Record of a Visit to the Head ...
By Oswald Hutton Parry
- 1895

He refers to an Assyrian king in the time of Christianity, named Sanharib.

Also notice the use of 'Papa Syrians' which is obviously another reference to Assyrians who joined the Catholic church (chaldeans)



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Indian Church history
By Thomas Yeates , 1818

Notice how Assyria is still referred to as 'Athur' at the apostolic times, which is some 500 years or more after the fall of the empire.



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The History of Rome - Volume 2 - Page 148
Published in 1835

Read this reference to 'Roman Province of Assyria' - this is the chapter about the emperor Trajan and his expeditions around the year 90-100 AD.



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Byzantium and the Arabs in the Sixth Century ..., Volume 1, Part 2
By Irfan Shah?d

Talking about Assyrians in the 5th century, during the rule of the Roman/Byzantine empires.




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Change in Byzantine Culture in the Eleventh and Twelfth Centuries
By Aleksandr Petrovich Kazhdan, Annabel Jane Wharton
Published in 1985



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The second Treatise of the first Part of ancient Church-government
By Abraham Woodhead

A reference to 'Assyrian churches' from a book published in 1688.



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A Journey from Aleppo to Damascus: With a Description of Those Two Capital ...
By John Green
- published 1736

You can see another reference to the Assyrian church and this time without a Nestorian title.



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The Church Record, and Protestant Episcopalian, Volume 1 published in 1845

"the Greeks in Greek, the Armenians in Armenian, the Syrians and Nestorians (who are evidently only two branches of the same people, the Assyrians) in Syriac. But the Greek is ancient Greek ; the Armenian, ancient Armenian..."



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From the book: "Byzantium and the Arabs in the Sixth Century ..., Volume 1, Part 2"
By Irfan Shah?d

"But Arethas as a client-king received a handsome salary; and byzantine gold, a steady yearly income, was much more valuable to him than the booty he is supposed to have collected from the Assyrians"

From the same book, we also read the following:

" is perfectly clear that Belisarius could not possibly have advanced and crossed the Tigris even if Arethas had come back and informed him on how matters stood with the Assyrians

And for those who don't know who this 'Arethas' character is, here is what Wikipedia says:

"St. Arethas or Aretas ("al-Haarith"), leader of the Christian community of Najran in the early 6th century,"

"Asturia" : in my research, I found out this is yet another word to refer to 'Assyria'

The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire year: 1825
By: Edward Gibbon

"The number of three thousand is allowed for the whole body of the Nestorians who under the name of Chaldeans or Assyrians are confounded with the most learned or the powerful nation of eastern antiquity"

Annual Report of the Canada Foreign Missionary Society: 1865

Notice how they use both the 'Nestorian' and 'Assyrian' words in the same sentense.

From the book "Kurds and Christians" Edited by the Rev. F. N. Heazell ... and Mrs. Margoliouth. Illustrated Unknown Binding ? Illustrated, 1913

This is a good answer to those who claim that 'Assyrian' was only introduced to the church of the east in 1979!

From the book "The picture gallery of the nations " , year: 1870.

he Nestorians or Protestants of the East as they have been called are a remarkable people who until lately were little known to Europe They are found in the north of Persia and in the mountains of Kurdistan regions but seldom visited by western travellers Their number is probably about a hundred and fifty thousand but the interest that attaches to them must be estimated not by their number but by their ancient history their long and heavy persecutions their present oppressed state and the influence they may yet have on the progress of the Gospel in the East They are chiefly under the power of Persia Mr Layard whose discoveries in Nineveh are well known sought to trace the origin of this people He affirms that they are the descendants of the old Assyrians After the greater part of that race had fallen by the swords of the Persians of the Greeks and of the Romans there was a remnant left who still found a home in some of the villages of the land these he considers were the forefathers of the present families of Nestorians They are called after Nestorius a priest in the church of Antioch in the fifth century who has been charged by his enemies as holding great errors in doctrine But this people object to being regarded as his followers They tell us that the apostle Thomas travelled into their country and that by


From the same book: "The picture gallery of the nations" , year: 1870.


And in the following, he describes how Assyrians (nestorians) are amongst Kurds


From the book: Through Asiatic Turkey: Narrative of a Journey from Bombay to the ..., Volume 2 /  By Grattan Geary

The Chaldean origin of the Chaldeans is denied by some who cannot show from what other stock the present Chaldeans really come They cannot however help extending to them the ancient name of Assyrians because the land which they now inhabit was formerly called by that name Yet they forget that especially at the end of the Assyrian monarchy Chaldean and Assyrian were synonymous words and the nation was sometimes known by one name sometimes by the other just as the words British and English are at the present day often used indifferently to signify the same people

Then Messrs Smith and Dwaight two American missionaries in their work entitled Researches in Armenia make the following comment upon the word Chaldean - The present Chaldean Christians are of recent origin. It was in ad 1681 that the Nestorian Metropolitan of Diarbekir having quarrelled with his Patriarch was first consecrated by the Pope Patriarch of the Chaldeans. The sect was as new as the office and created for it Converts to popery from the Nestorian and Jacobite churches were united in one body and dignified by the name of the Chaldean church. It means no more than Papal Syrians as we have in other parts Papal Armenians and Papal Greeks 

And from the same book, we read the following:


ASHOOR said:
From the book: Through Asiatic Turkey: Narrative of a Journey from Bombay to the ..., Volume 2 /  By Grattan Geary

And from the same book, we read the following:



Although Mr. Rassam is correct about the history, he makes one mistake. The main schism is the one that happened in 1551, when Assyrians split from the church of the east and were erroneously given the title 'chaldean' by the Vatican (Catholic Church)
The Old and New Testament connected in the history of the Jews and ...  (PUBLISHED 1749)
By Humphrey Prideaux

...written the versions of the Holy Scriptures and the Liturgies which were in use among the Syrian and Assyrian Christians and are still used by them especially by the Maronites a people inhabiting Mount Libanus where the Syriac still lives among them as a vulgar Language.

Narrative of a Tour Through Armenia, Kurdistan, Persia and ..., Volume 2
By Horatio Southgate , year : 1840

In like manner the Chaldeans never use the term Nestorian excepting when necessary to distinguish sects I heard it in only one instance and that was when I inquired particularly for it They call themselves as they seem always to have done Chaldeans Those of them who profess to have any idea concerning their origin say that they are descended from the Assyrians and the Jacobites from the Syrians whose chief city was Damascus The appropriation of the term Chaldean to the papal seceders from the Nestorian Church was at first as unjust as the other since the schismatics were then few in number.


The dictionary historical and critical of Mr. Peter Bayle: mentioning Assyrians in 1738 :



Christian researches in Syria and the Holy land in MDCCCXXIII and MDCCCXXIV ...
Assyrians mentioned in the early 18th century.