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The Caucasian Albanian Palimpsests of Mount Sinai

J. Gippert, W. Schulze, Z. Aleksidze, J.-P. Mahé (eds.)
2 vol., XXIV+530 p., 144 b/w ill. + 37 colour ill., 305 x 440 mm, 2008
ISBN: 978-2-503-53116-8
Languages: English
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SIBE 2 comprises the editio princeps of the (so-called) Caucasian Albanian palimpsests found in St. Catherine’s Monastery on Mt. Sinai, which have been deciphered, translated and edited by Jost Gippert, Wolfgang Schulze, Zaza Aleksidze, and Jean-Pierre Mahé in an international project supported by the Volkswagen Foundation. The two volumes (in 4° format) include a historical introduction, a thorough description of the manuscript remains, a detailed account of the grammar of the (hitherto practically unknown) Caucasian “Albanian” language and its script (including remarks on inscriptions, language history, etc.), an editio minor of the texts (Gospel of John and Lectionary passages from Matthew, Mark, Luke, Acts of Apostles, Pauline Epistles, Catholic Letters, and Old Testament fragments) for quick reference, word indices and concordances (Caucasian Albanian – Old Armenian/Old Georgian/Greek/ English/Udi), and, within the editio princeps, photographs of the individual parchment sheets, a diplomatic rendering of the text in the original script, a Romanized transliteration, and parallel texts in Armenian, Georgian, Greek, Russian, Syriac, English, and Udi.

Series Branch:
Monumenta Palaeographica Medii Aevi
Monumenta Palaeographica Medii Aevi : Series Ibero-Caucasica
Interest Classification:
Book History, Manuscript Studies & Palaeography
Palaeography, Scripts & Manuscript Studies
Ancient & Oriental scripts & manuscripts

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