Item description for Catalogue of the Armenian Manuscripts in the Cambridge University Library Subs. 86. (Corpus Scriptorum Christianorum Orientalium) by SP Cowe...
This collection which comprises 25 full manuscripts as well as one in Armeno-Turkish and two vellum fragments, though originating in the 18th century, is mainly constituted by small bequests and purchases from the last decades of the last, and early years of the current century. The detailed description of each codex afforded in the present volume expands on the Ellis' handlist of 1926, briefly listing the 16 items then in the library's possession. The holdings are representative of Armenian book arts in consisting of ecclesiastical genres designed for scriptural, liturgical and didactic functions. Their chronological range extends from the 13th to the 19th centuries, about half dating directly or indirectly to the 17th as commissions displaying merchant munificence. Equally diverse in provenance, approximately four fifths evince a modicum of illumination, while half exhibit a full programme of miniatures and marginal scenes (Peeters 1994)
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Studio: Peeters Publishers
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.4" Width: 6.4" Height: 0.6" Weight: 0.89 lbs.
Release Date Jan 1, 1994
Publisher David Brown
ISBN 9068316443 ISBN13 9789068316445