Thursday, January 29, 2015

Open Access Book: Comparative Oriental Manuscript Studies: An Introduction

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
Project editor: Eugenia Sokolinski
Printed by: Tredition, Hamburg
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)
xxii+677 pages
With contributions by:
Felix Albrecht; Per Ambrosiani; Tara Andrews; Patrick Andrist; Ewa Balicka-Witakowska; Alessandro Bausi; Malachi Beit-Arié; Daniele Bianconi; André Binggeli; Pier Giorgio Borbone; Claire Bosc-Tiessé; Françoise Briquel-Chatonnet; Paola Buzi; Valentina Calzolari; Alberto Cantera; Laurent Capron; Ralph M. Cleminson; Marie Cornu; Marie Cronier; Lorenzo Cuppi; Javier del Barco; Johannes den Heijer; François Déroche; Alain Desreumaux; Arianna D'Ottone; Desmond Durkin-Meisterernst; Stephen Emmel; Edna Engel; Zuzana Gažáková; Antonia Giannouli; Jost Gippert; Alessandro Gori; Oliver Hahn; Paul Hepworth; Stéphane Ipert; Grigory Kessel; Dickran Kouymjian; Paolo La Spisa; Isabelle de Lamberterie; Hugo Lundhaug; Caroline Macé; Marilena Maniaci; Michael Marx; Alessandro Mengozzi; Manfred Mayer; Joseph Moukarzel; Sébastien Moureau; Mauro Nobili; Renate Nöller; Denis Nosnitsin; Maria-Teresa Ortega Monasterio; Bernard Outtier; Laura E. Parodi; Tamara Pataridze; Irmeli Perho; Delio Vania Proverbio; Ira Rabin; Arietta Revithi; Valentina Sagaria Rossi; Nikolas Sarris; Karin Scheper; Andrea Schmidt; Denis Searby; Lara Sels; David Sklare; Wido van Peursen; Annie Vernay-Nouri; François Vinourd; Sever J. Voicu; Witold Witakowski; Jan Just Witkam; Ugo Zanetti.

The 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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Pages i-xxii: Front matter
Pages 1-68: General introduction
Pages 69-266: Chapter 1. Codicology
Pages 267-320: Chapter 2. Palaeography
Pages 321-466: Chapter 3. Textual criticism and text editing
Pages 467-538: Chapter 4. Cataloguing
Pages 539-582: Chapter 5. Conservation and preservation
Pages 583-654: References
Pages 655-677: Indexes

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