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Catalogue of Syriac Printed Books and Related Literature in the British Museum


Moss’s catalogue represents the first effort at providing a thorough, printed database of the various materials that make up the British Museum’s Syriac corpus. The catalogue includes not only Syriac manuscripts, but also a listing of books and articles concerning them.
Publisher: Gorgias Press LLC
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SKU (ISBN): 978-1-59333-607-3
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Publication Status: In Print

Publication Date: Nov 13,2008
Interior Color: Black
Trim Size: 8.25 x 10.75
Page Count: 836
ISBN: 978-1-59333-607-3
$368.00
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An immensely important volume in Syriac studies, Moss’s Catalogue of Syriac Printed Books represents a first effort at providing a thorough, printed database of the disparate materials that make up the Syriac corpus. Specifically limiting himself to the collections of the British Museum, Moss set out to provide a complete manuscript list with brief descriptions of each document. Moving beyond previous efforts, he also included books and articles about the Syriac manuscripts, providing the world with an essential reference work. For the beginning student as well as the advanced scholar, Moss’s catalogue is the foundation for any serious undertaking in Syriac studies.

Cyril Moss (d. 1961) was Assistant Keeper in the Department of Oriental Printed Books and Manuscripts in the British Museum. He was awarded the honor of Order of the British Empire for his untiring efforts to bring the Museum’s treasures to the public.

An immensely important volume in Syriac studies, Moss’s Catalogue of Syriac Printed Books represents a first effort at providing a thorough, printed database of the disparate materials that make up the Syriac corpus. Specifically limiting himself to the collections of the British Museum, Moss set out to provide a complete manuscript list with brief descriptions of each document. Moving beyond previous efforts, he also included books and articles about the Syriac manuscripts, providing the world with an essential reference work. For the beginning student as well as the advanced scholar, Moss’s catalogue is the foundation for any serious undertaking in Syriac studies.

Cyril Moss (d. 1961) was Assistant Keeper in the Department of Oriental Printed Books and Manuscripts in the British Museum. He was awarded the honor of Order of the British Empire for his untiring efforts to bring the Museum’s treasures to the public.

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