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An Inventory of Syriac Texts Published from Manuscripts in the British Library

The British Library possesses one of the most important collections of Syriac manuscripts in the world, with large numbers dating back to the second half of the first millennium CE. The publication of important Syriac texts from these manuscripts has been going on for some 180 years and still continues. The aim of the present volume is to provide a guide to these scattered publications: following the sequence of the shelf-marks (call numbers), for each manuscript indication is given of what texts have been published from it. For convenience, a concordance between Wright’s Catalogue numbers and shelf-marks is provided, along with a list of palimpsests and of joins with manuscripts in other libraries, in particular with those still in the Library of Dayr al-Surian in Egypt, the monastery which was the source of over 500 manuscripts and fragments purchased by the British Museum in the mid nineteenth century.
Publisher: Gorgias Press LLC
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SKU (ISBN): 978-1-4632-4214-5
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Publication Status: In Print
Publication Date: Oct 9,2020
Interior Color: Black
Trim Size: 7 x 10
Page Count: 334
Language: English
ISBN: 978-1-4632-4214-5
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The British Library possesses one of the most important collections of Syriac manuscripts in the world, with large numbers dating back to the second half of the first millennium CE. The publication of important Syriac texts from these manuscripts has been going on for some 180 years and still continues. The aim of the present volume is to provide a guide to these scattered publications: following the sequence of the shelf-marks (call numbers), for each manuscript indication is given of what texts have been published from it. For convenience, a concordance between Wright’s Catalogue numbers and shelf-marks is provided, along with a list of palimpsests and of joins with manuscripts in other libraries, in particular with those still in the Library of Dayr al-Surian in Egypt, the monastery which was the source of over 500 manuscripts and fragments purchased by the British Museum in the mid nineteenth century.

The British Library possesses one of the most important collections of Syriac manuscripts in the world, with large numbers dating back to the second half of the first millennium CE. The publication of important Syriac texts from these manuscripts has been going on for some 180 years and still continues. The aim of the present volume is to provide a guide to these scattered publications: following the sequence of the shelf-marks (call numbers), for each manuscript indication is given of what texts have been published from it. For convenience, a concordance between Wright’s Catalogue numbers and shelf-marks is provided, along with a list of palimpsests and of joins with manuscripts in other libraries, in particular with those still in the Library of Dayr al-Surian in Egypt, the monastery which was the source of over 500 manuscripts and fragments purchased by the British Museum in the mid nineteenth century.

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ContributorBiography

Sebastian Brock

Emeritus Reader in Syriac Studies, Oxford University, and Emeritus Fellow of Wolfson College, Oxford. Author of a number of contributions in the area of Syriac studies (including several books published by Gorgias Press).

Table of Contents (v)
Acknowledgments (vii)
Abbreviations (ix)
Recurrent short titles (ix)
Other abbreviations (ix)
1. Introduction (1)
2. Concordance: Wright, Catalogue numbers and library shelf marks (9)
3. Inventory of publications of texts based on Syriac manuscripts in the British Library (39)
4. Joins with Manuscripts in Other Libraries (235)
(a) Joins with manuscripts still in Deir al-Surian, Egypt (235)
(b) Joins with manuscripts in other Libraries (238)
5. Palimpsests (241)
Language of undertexts (244)
6. Bibliography (245)
Index (293)
Syriac texts published from British Library manuscripts (293)
(a) Authors and main works (293)
(b) Hagiography: saints (302)
(c) Liturgical (Select) (307)
Editors and other modern scholars (307)

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