Unveiling the Secrets of Greek Manuscripts in American Libraries

End of the Gospel according to John, 13th c. Mich. Ms. 25
End of the Gospel according to John,
13th c. Mich. Ms. 25

Event Information

Date & Time
March 21, 2013 - 4:00pm to 6:30pm
Event Type

Dr. Nadezhda Kavrus-Hoffmann describes her project of cataloging Greek manuscripts in American Libraries and then focuses on the University of Michigan collection and the results of her research to date.

The large and important University of Michigan Library collection of Greek Manuscripts was originally described in the Census of Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts, which was published from 1935 to 1937 by Seymour De Ricci, and in the Supplement, published in 1962 by William Bond and Christopher Faye. In these catalogs, the manuscripts are given very concise descriptions, and only the New Testament manuscripts were described in a specialized catalog, published in 1937 by Kenneth Clark. However, these catalogs are outdated. In the last decades scholars of Greek palaeography and codicology have made significant progress in analyzing Greek medieval and Renaissance manuscripts. New techniques and resources now help Kavrus-Hoffman to establish more precisely the dates and origins of those manuscripts lacking the scribe's statement about their provenance.

Reception to follow, catered by Zingerman's.

This event is sponsored by the Special Collections Library.
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