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Comparative Oriental Manuscript Studies : An Introduction

Ed. by A. Bausi (General editor), P. G. Borbone, F. Briquel-Chatonnet, P. Buzi et al.
© COMSt, 2015

Comparative Oriental Manuscript Studies : An Introduction
Edited by : Alessandro Bausi (General editor), Pier Giorgio Borbone, Françoise Briquel-Chatonnet, Paola Buzi, Jost Gippert, Caroline Macé, Marilena Maniaci, Zisis Melissakis, Laura E. Parodi, Witold Witakowski,
© COMSt, 2015
XXII - 677 p.

ISBN : 978-3-7323-1768-4 (Hardcover ; €56.29)
ISBN : 978-3-7323-1770-7 (Paperback ; €29.01)
ISBN : 978-3-7323-1769-1 (Ebook ; €2.99)

The present volume is the main achievement of the Research Networking Programme Comparative Oriental Manuscript Studies
funded by the European Science Foundation in the years 2009–2014.

It is the first attempt to introduce a wide audience to the entirety of
the manuscript cultures of the Mediterranean East.

The chapters reflect the state of the art in such fields as
codicology, palaeography, textual criticism and text editing,
cataloguing, and manuscript conservation as applied to a wide
array of language traditions including Arabic, Armenian, Avestan,
Caucasian Albanian, Christian Palestinian Aramaic, Coptic, Ethiopic,
Georgian, Greek, Hebrew, Persian, Slavonic, Syriac, and Turkish.

Seventy-seven scholars from twenty-one countries joined their
efforts to produce the handbook. The resulting reference work can
be recommended both to scholars and students of classical and
oriental studies and to all those involved in manuscript research,
digital humanities, and preservation of cultural heritage.

The volume includes maps, illustrations, indexes, and an extensive bibliography

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