What appears in the title of the book, i.e. Islamic Manuscripts, is a name that mostly denotes what in Arabic is called nusakh (singular nuskhah), which is a common word for'transcript', or'copy', a medium of transmission of Islamic texts with exclusive reference to manuscripts. The term nuskhah is what in Persian is called dastnivishtih or dastnibishtih, and in Turkish yazmalar. It includes, not only, books, but as well, letters and documents written on papyrus, parchment, hides, paper and painting materials or anything, so to speak, produced by'hand'and has some relation with'paper'. Moreover it should be ment-ioned that the attribute'Islamic', does not in any way signify the religious aspect of the term, but rather it pertains to things created or produced in the atmosphere of Islamic civilization. This bibliography encompasses materials written in Latin script languages up to 2010. As for the internal classification of the book, it should be stated that all records have been numbered and listed alphabetically according to the authors'name, and in the case of lack of author the title of the book has been taken into consideration. Three more indexes, i.e. Name, Book & Subject Index, have also been added to facilitate an easier access to each entry. It must, furthermore, be stated, that numbers appearing in the Indexes pertain to those of each record, not to the pages.
Sam van Schaik, Imre Galambos, Sam van Schaik, and Imre Galambos
Buddhist pilgrims and pilgrimages--Tibet Region and Buddhist pilgrims and pilgrimages--China
This study is based on a manuscript which was carried by a Chinese monk through the monasteries of the Hexi corridor, as part of his pilgrimage from Wutaishan to India. The manuscript has been created as a composite object from three separate documents, with Chinese and Tibetan texts on them. Included is a series of Tibetan letters of introduction addressed to the heads of monasteries along the route, functioning as a passport when passing through the region. The manuscript dates to the late 960s, coinciding with the large pilgrimage movement during the reign of Emperor Taizu of the Northern Song recorded in transmitted sources. Therefore, it is very likely that this is a unique contemporarytestimony of the movement, of which our pilgrim was also part. Complementing extant historical sources, the manuscript provides evidence for the high degree of ethnic, cultural and linguistic diversity in Western China during this period.
Arranged alphabetically by subject and/or concept and richly illustrated, the present vademecum deals with various aspects of Arabic manuscript studies. A companion volume to my recently published The Arabic Manuscript Tradition (2001) and its Supplement (2008), this work constitutes an indispensible aid to students and researchers.
What does it mean to digitize a medieval manuscript? This book examines this question by exploring a range of advanced imaging technologies. The author focuses on the relationship between digital technologies and the complex materiality of manuscripts and the human bodies that engage them.The chapters explore imaging technologies, interfaces to present digital surrogates, and limitations to and enhancements through the digital, plus historical photographs. Essential reading for all those involved in manuscript digitization projects in both scholarly and cultural heritage contexts.
The manuscript sources of medieval song rarely fit the description of'songbook'easily. Instead, they are very often mixed compilations that place songs alongside other diverse contents, and the songs themselves may be inscribed as texts alone or as verbal and musical notation. This book looks afresh at these manuscripts through ten case studies, representing key sources in Latin, French, German, and English from across Europe during the Middle Ages. Each chapter is authored by a leading expert and treats a case study in detail, including a listing of the manuscript's overall contents, a summary of its treatment in scholarship, and up-to-date bibliographical references. Drawing on recent scholarly methodologies, the contributors uncover what these books and the songs within them meant to their medieval audience and reveal a wealth of new information about the original contexts of songs both in performance and as committed to parchment.
Lapidge, Michael, Gneuss, Helmut, Lapidge, Michael, and Gneuss, Helmut
Anglo-Saxons--Sources--Bibliography--Union lists, Union catalogs, Manuscripts, Medieval--England--Union lists, Manuscripts, English (Old)--Union lists, Manuscripts, English (Old)--England--Union lists, and Manuscripts, Medieval--Union lists
Anglo-Saxon Manuscripts is the first publication to list every surviving manuscript or manuscript fragment written in Anglo-Saxon England between the seventh and the eleventh centuries or imported into the country during that time. Each of the 1,291 entries in Helmut Gneuss and Michael Lapidge's Bibliographical Handlist not only details the origins, contents, current location, script, and decoration of the manuscript, but also provides bibliographic entries that list facsimiles, editions, linguistic analyses, and general studies relevant to that manuscript. A general bibliography, designed to provide full details of author-date references cited in the individual entries, includes more than 4,000 items.Compiled by two of the field's greatest living scholars, the Gneuss-Lapidge Bibliographical Handlist stands to become the most important single-volume research tool to appear in the field since Greenfield and Robinson's Bibliography of Publications on Old English Literature. Their achievement in the present book will endure for many decades and serve as a catalyst for new research across several disciplines.
The eight chapters of Understanding Boccherini's Manuscripts discuss various aspects of the study of the manuscript sources for the music of Luigi Boccherini (1743–1805), one of the foremost composers of the second half of the eighteenth century. This book begins by outlining the various types that can be distinguished among the manuscripts written by the composer himself or by his copyists, such as manuscripts for archival purposes, for publishers and for patrons. Germán Labrador continues with a discussion of the chronology of both Boccherini's works and their manuscript sources, and Loukia Drosopoulou describes the musical handwriting that we find in the manuscripts under discussion. Boccherini produced several catalogues of his works of which some are lost, while others have been preserved. Marco Mangani and Federica Rovelli review these documents. The second half of this book addresses more specific topics. Giulio Battelli pays attention to a recent addition to Boccherini's known oeuvre, the Laudate pueri, a very early work, preserved in the library of the Istituto Musical in Lucca. Rupert Ridgewell deals with the relations between Boccherini and the Viennese publishing house Artaria. Matanya Ophee considers the sources for Boccherini's Guitar Quintets recently come available, and, finally, Jaime Tortella comments upon some letters to the nineteenth-century collector Julian Marshall – one of them by Alfredo Boccherini, a great-grandson of the composer – that shed light on the adventures of Boccherini's manuscripts in the nineteenth century.Furthermore, a common bibliography following all the chapters is supplied, as are extensive indexes. In addition to regular indexes of subjects and names, indexes covering letters cited, catalogues, manuscript sources, early editions, and Boccherini's works are also provided. As such, this book is an altogether indispensable tool for everybody with a scholarly interest in the life and work of Luigi Boccherini, and a splendid model for similar work on other composers.
Dieter Roth, Chris Keith, Dieter Roth, and Chris Keith
Mark, Manuscripts, and Monotheism is organized into three parts: Mark's Gospel, Manuscripts and Textual Criticism, and Monotheism and Early Jesus-Devotion. With contributors hailing from several different countries, and including both senior and junior scholars, this volume contains essays penned in honor of Larry W. Hurtado by engaging and focusing upon these three major emphases in his scholarship. The result is not only a fitting tribute to one of the most influential New Testament scholars of present times, but also a welcome survey of current scholarship.
Binski, Paul, Panayotova, Stella, Zutshi, P. N. R., Cambridge University Library, Binski, Paul, Panayotova, Stella, Zutshi, P. N. R., and Cambridge University Library
Illumination of books and manuscripts, Renaissance--Catalogs, Illumination of books and manuscripts, Medieval--Catalogs, Manuscripts--England--Cambridge--Catalogs, and Illumination of books and manuscripts, European--Catalogs
Cambridge University Library's collection of illuminated manuscripts is of international significance. It originates in the medieval university and stands alongside the holdings of the colleges and the Fitzwilliam Museum. The University Library contains major European examples of medieval illumination from the ninth to the sixteenth centuries, with acknowledged masterpieces of Romanesque, Gothic and Renaissance book art, as well as illuminated literary texts, including the first complete Chaucer manuscript. This catalogue provides scholars and researchers easy access to the University Library's illuminated manuscripts, evaluating the importance of many of them for the very first time. It contains descriptions of famous manuscripts, for example the Life of Edward the Confessor attributed to Matthew Paris, as well as hundreds of lesser-known items. Beautifully illustrated throughout, the catalogue contains descriptions of individual manuscripts with up-to-date assessments of their style, origins and importance, together with bibliographical references.
In The Qumran Manuscripts of Lamentations, Gideon Kotzé draws on text-critical analyses to establish how the content of the biblical book differs in the four Lamentations manuscripts from Qumran when compared to the Masoretic text and the ancient translations.
Nicklas, Tobias, Kraus, Thomas J., Nicklas, Tobias, and Kraus, Thomas J.
Christian literature, Early--Manuscripts
The authors of the nine essays in this collection deal with individual or certain sets of manuscripts in order to demonstrate that approach and method are both crucial and pivotal aspects for a sound investigations. Thus, the essays serve as a variety of approaches destined by their topics, but all of them concerned about acknowledged methods.
Manuscripts, Persian--Belgium--Catalogs, Manuscripts, Arabic--Belgium--Catalogs, Manuscripts--Belgium--Catalogs, and Manuscripts, Turkish--Belgium--Catalogs
The Catalogue of the Arabic, Persian and Turkish Manuscripts in Belgium is a bi-lingual (English and Arabic) union catalogue presenting the Oriental manuscripts held by Belgian public institutions. This first volume, a handlist, contains brief descriptions of the collection of the Université de Liège.
This is a collection of essays dealing with the editing, in theory and practice, of medieval manuscripts. It aims to introduce scholars to the study of medieval manuscripts and the issues pertaining to their editing. In addition, this collection serves as a reference for the theory and practice of textual criticism.