548 Works

Contamination, Conflation And "Fluid" Tradition In The Martyrion Of Arethas And His Companions In Naǧrān

Paolo La Spisa
The Arabic Martyrion of Arethas and his companions in Naǧrān is attested in at least three different versions or redactions.

Conference Report: Manuscript Cataloguing in a Comparative Perspective: State of the Art, Common Challenges, Future Directions, Hamburg, 7–10 May 2018

Eugenia Sokolinski
Conference Report: Manuscript Cataloguing in a Comparative Perspective: State of the Art, Common Challenges, Future Directions, Hamburg, 7–10 May 2018

ʿİsà The Prophet: Some Turkish Anecdotes Not Found In The Arabic Tradition. Part 3: A Context-Based Approach: Central Asian Collections

Delio Vania Proverbio
The text below is the third instalment of a series of research notes concerning the Turkic ʿİsà corpus. The first two parts (published in the COMSt Newsletter issues 2 and 3, 2011), dealt with the particular “Märchen-Typen” found in the Turkic tradition, including the Long-living Worshipper story, the stories of the Talking Frog and the Talking Mountain (s. also Appendix below for some additional observations). In the third instalment, I change the approach from looking...

Stone By Stone: Building The Graeco-Arabic Edition Of Galen'S On Simple Drugs, Book Ix

Matteo Martelli & Lucia Raggetti
In the last two years, we have been working on a Graeco-Arabic edition of Book IX of Galen’s On Simple Drugs, which also takes into account an abridged Syriac version. The starting point was a non-negotiable complete recension of all the manuscript witnesses. Our aim is to look for the point of contact between the Greek and the Arabic traditions, understanding the complex process that brought about the translation, and from there to reach the...

Project: Catalogue Of The Gironcourt Collection

Mauro Nobili
By fall 2011, a “full-scale” catalogue of the de Gironcourt collection of West African manuscripts is Ms. University of Liège, General Library, no. 2241, fols. 153-154, moonface watermark. COMSt • 11 Comparative Oriental Manuscript Studies Newsletter • 1 • January 2011 scheduled to appear within the Series Catalogorum of the Istituto per l’Oriente “C. A. Nallino” (Roma) and CNRS (Paris). This collection, brought to Europe by the French ingénieur-agronome Georges de Gironcourt (1878-1960) in 1912,...

The Four Gospel Book Of Däbrä MaʿṢo And Its Marginal Notes. Part 1: Note On The Commemoration Of Patriarch ʾAstona

Denis Nosnitsin
A preliminary assessment of the manuscript collection of Däbrä Maʿṣo Qəddus Yoḥannəs Məṭmaq, a lesser known historical site in East Tǝgray (Gulo Mäḵäda) recorded in May 2010 by the team of the project Ethio-SPaRe, appeared in COMSt Newsletter 1 (January 2011). The manuscripts of the collection have been studied in order to be catalogued, and some of them have revealed previously unknown facts of Ethiopian intellectual and religious history.

Project: Syrab: Writing And Script In The Formation Of Identities In Syriac And Arabic World (3Rd-7Th Centuries)

Françoise Briquel Chatonnet
SYRAB is a project funded by the Agence Nationale de la Recherche (ANR) in France for four years (2009-2013).


Comparative Oriental Manuscript Studies Newsletter 2 (July 2011) Editorial

Conference Report: New Light On Old Manuscripts: Recent Advances In Palimpsest Studies, Vienna, 25–27 April 2018

Conference Report: New Light on Old Manuscripts: Recent Advances in Palimpsest Studies, Vienna, 25–27 April 2018

The Accidents Of Transmission: On A Surprising Multilingual Manuscript Leaf

Alessandro Bausi
A finely illuminated Ethiopic Psalter dating to the fifteenth-sixteenth century, sold on auction in 1983 and still in the possession of an unknown private collector, was made the object of two distinct publications in 1986. Ewa Balicka-Witakowska focused on the art-historical importance of the manuscript, while Richard Pankhurst dealt with its guard-leaves containing additional notes in Portuguese and Latin and their significance. Almost unnoticed or largely misunderstood remained a small Ethiopic text belonging to the...

Coding And Encoding: Towards A New Approach To The Study Of Syriac And Arabic Translations Of Greek Scientific And Philosophical Texts

Rüdiger Arnzen, Yury Arzhanov, Nicolás Bamballi, Slavomír Čéplö & Grigory Kessel
This essay presents the ERC project ‘Transmission of Classical Scientific and Philosophical Literature from Greek into Syriac and Arabic’ (HUNAYNNET) based at the Institute for Medieval Research of the Austrian Academy of Sciences. The main research question leading the project addresses the contribution of the Syriac tradition in the transfer of Greek scientific literature to the Arabic-speaking world. To fulfill this goal the project is going to provide digital editions of the Syriac and Arabic...

Tracking Papyrus And Parchment Paths: An Archaeological Atlas Of Coptic Literature. Literary Texts In Their Geographical Context. Production, Copying, Usage, Dissemination And Storage

Paola Buzi
On 1 November 2016, the project ‘PAThs: Tracking Papyrus and Parchment Paths: An Archaeological Atlas of Coptic Literature. Literary Texts in their Geographical Context. Production, Copying, Usage, Dissemination and Storage’ was inaugurated. PAThs received an Advanced Grant (2015) from the European Research Council. In the five-year term (2016–2021), the project aims to provide an in-depth diachronical understanding and effective representation of the geography of Coptic literary production and in particular of the corpus of literary...

Alchemy In The Making: From Ancient Babylonia Via Graeco-Roman Egypt Into The Byzantine, Syriac And Arabic Traditions (1500 Bce–1000 Ad)

Matteo Martelli
‘Alchemy in the Making: From Ancient Babylonia via Graeco-Roman Egypt into the Byzantine, Syriac and Arabic Traditions (1500 Bce–1000 AD)’ (AlchemEast) is a new research initiative funded by the European Research Council (ERC) under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme (Consolidator Grant 2017–2022, Grant Agreement 724914, PI Matteo Martelli) and based at the University of Bologna. The project casts its look to the East and back in time―on the two and a...

Conference Report: Xiv General Conference Of The Association Internationale Des Études Arméniennes, Oxford, 10–12 August 2017

Conference Report: XIV General Conference of the Association internationale des études arméniennes, Oxford, 10–12 August 2017

Project: Manuscript@Csic: A New Portal For Oriental Manuscripts

Teresa Ortega-Monasterio
Project summary: Manuscript@CSIC: A new portal for Oriental manuscripts

Initial Inspection Of Reagent Damage To The Vercelli Book

Ira Rabin, Oliver Hahn, Roger Easton, Keyth T. Knox, Ken Boydston, G. Heyworth, Timoty Leonardi & Michael Phelps
The use of chemical reagents for text enhancement was quite common in the nineteenth century. Their application resulted in permanent damage, irreversibly obscuring the writing. This paper describes an effort to find a suitable technique to read the passages in the Vercelli Book that were obliterated by the use of the gallnut tincture.

The Coptic Version Of The Acta Phileae

Alessandro Bausi
The Coptic text of the Acta Phileae matches closely the Ethiopic text, that probably goes back directly to a Greek Vorlage and is therefore decisive for a correct understanding of the Coptic, probably also based upon a Greek Vorlage.

Orient-Digital Database And Islamic Book Art

Mareike Beez
Book art, including calligraphy, illuminations, and illustrations, embellishes the great manuscripts of the Islamicate world and comprises one of the finest artistic traditions of humankind. The database Orient-Digital at the Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin Preußischer Kulturbesitz pays respect to this book culture: a unique art description module, conceived by the art historian Friederike Weis and the Arabists Thoralf Hanstein and Christoph Rauch, has been embedded in the database.

Project: Turgama: Computer-Assisted Analysis Of The Peshitta And The Targum: Text, Language And Interpretation

Wido van Peursen
Project summary: Turgama: Computer-Assisted Analysis of the Peshitta and the Targum: Text, Language and Interpretation

Comparative Oriental Manuscript Studies Newsletter 7 (January 2014)

Alessandro Bausi, Caroline Macé & Eugenia Sokolinski
Comparative Oriental Manuscript Studies Newsletter 7 (January 2014)

Conference Report: Christian And Islamic Manuscripts Of Ethiopia: A Comparative Approach (12Th-20Th Centuries) (Paris, 12-13 December 2014)

Ewa Balicka-Witakowska
Conference Report: Christian and Islamic manuscripts of Ethiopia: A comparative approach (12th-20th centuries) (Paris, 12-13 December 2014)

Everyday Writing In Graeco-Roman And Late Antique Egypt. Outline Of A New Research Programme

Klaas Bentein & Yasmine Amory
In October 2017, the European Research Council awarded a Starting Grant to Klaas Bentein for his project EVWRIT: Everyday writing in Graeco-Roman and Late Antique Egypt: A socio-semiotic study of communicative variation. In what follows, the research goals, methodology, and corpus of this new project are briefly outlined.

Peer-Hospitation - Reflexionsprozesse von Tutorinnen und Tutoren digital begleiten

Alessandra Kenner, Katharina Habersack & Lütfiye Turhan
Die Peer-Hospitation ist einer der beliebtesten Bausteine im Zertifikatsprogramm für Tutorinnen und Tutoren der Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU). Das hängt damit zusammen, dass die studentischen Lehrenden hier – im Gegensatz zu einer Seminarsituation – die Möglichkeit haben, sich in der Praxis einer Unterrichtssituation zu beweisen, gegenseitig zu beraten und auszutauschen. Die Teilnehmenden erhalten von einem Tutor-Kollegen bzw. einer -Kollegin direktes Feedback auf ihre Interaktion mit Studierenden, dem Präsentationsverhalten oder ihre Methoden- und Lehrplanung. So können durch...

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Alessandro Bausi, Paola Buzi, Marilena Maniaci, Zisis Melissakis, Laura E. Parodi & Eugenia Sokolinski
Comparative Oriental Manuscript Studies Bulletin 4/2 (2018) - Front Matter See also https://www.aai.uni-hamburg.de/en/comst/publications/bulletin/bulletin4-2.html

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