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Bibil Identifier bibil:249567
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Catalogues and the Poetics of Syriac Manuscript Cultures
Author Heal, Kristian S.
Journal Hugoye: Journal of Syriac Studies (Volume: 20, Issue: 2)
Year (Publication) 2017
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2017
Year (Copyright) 2017
Year (Reference) 2017
Language English
Pages 375-417 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract This essay seeks to demonstrate how the well-made catalogue can contribute to our understanding of the poetics of Syriac manuscript cultures. The recent catalogue of Syriac manuscripts and fragments from the library of Deir al-Surian by Sebastian Brock and Lucas Van Rompay is used as a case study. In aggregating the diverse data points found in the catalogue’s thick descriptions a nuanced portrait of the creative dynamics of manuscript cultures emerges. In the process of this study Brock and Van Rompay’s catalogue is shown to be a rich repository of cultural information, and a magnificent contribution to our understanding of the Syriac library of Deir al-Surian. An appendix provides a topical bibliography of the monastery and Syriac manuscripts of Deir al-Surian.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Near East : Ancient Near East (in general) : Languages / Epigraphy : Semitic Languages : North-West Semitic : Aramaic : Late Aramaic : Eastern Aramaic : Syriac
Thesaurus BiBIL : Unbound Keywords : Codicology / Manuscripts
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