Three Collections of Gǝʿǝz Manuscripts Recently Surveyed in Italy: An Inventory

  • Antonella Brita
  • Susanne Hummel Universität Hamburg
  • Karsten Helmholz
  • Massimo Villa
Keywords: catalogue, manuscript collection, Europe

Abstract

The report aims to introduce three little known collections of Gǝʿǝz manuscripts hosted in the following Italian institutions: Castello d’Albertis, fondo Sapeto (Genoa), Biblioteca Giovardiana, fondo Quattrociocchi, and Monumento Nazionale Abbazia di Casamari (both in Veroli, Frosinone). The forty-two manuscripts (codices and scrolls) preserved in the three collections were surveyed, digitized and analysed through non-invasive techniques in the course of two fieldworks conducted in May 2015 and June–July 2017. The present article, conceived as a preliminary report to a more detailed catalogue currently under preparation, describes how the manuscript collections emerged and provides an introductory description of the textual content and the physical features of each item.

Published online
2018-03-28
How to Cite
Brita, A., Hummel, S., Helmholz, K., & Villa, M. (2018). Three Collections of Gǝʿǝz Manuscripts Recently Surveyed in Italy: An Inventory. Aethiopica, 20(1), 167–189. https://doi.org/10.15460/aethiopica.20.1.1152
Section
Miscellaneous