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Nosnitsin, Denis / Reule, Dorothea
The Ethiopic Manuscripts of the Egyptian Monastery of Dayr as-Suryān:
A Catalogue
volume: 10
pages/dimensions: XXXVIII, 124 pages, 97 ill.
language: Arabic, English
binding: Book (Paperback)
dimensions: 17.00 × 24.00 cm
weight: 354g
publishing date: 24.11.2021
prices: 38,00 Eur[D] / 39,10 Eur[A]
ISBN: 978-3-447-11758-6
DOI: 10.13173/9783447117586
38,00 Eur

Located in the area of Wādī an-Naṭrūn, southwest of the Nile Delta, Dayr as-Suryān (Arabic for ‘Monastery of the Syrians’) is rightly considered one of the most important Egyptian monasteries. A site of intensive cultural production and accumulation of a huge patrimony, it has been well known for its large holdings of Syriac, Coptic, and Arabic manuscripts. The Ethiopic collection of Dayr as-Suryān can be considered a good example of Ethiopian-Eritrean manuscript culture ‘migrated’ abroad, a phenomenon that has thus far not received due attention. The present volume offers for the first time a scientific catalogue of this collection, which includes today twenty-four manuscripts dating between the seventeenth and the twentieth century. The innovative catalogue has emerged within the framework of a project in Digital Humanities, and can be seen as a companion to the Beta maṣāḥəft online research environment. The English language catalogue is completed by an inventory in Arabic, a set of indexes, and colour plates.