Book Series Bibliologia, vol. 48

Greek Manuscript Cataloguing: Past, Present, and Future

Paola Degni, Paolo Eleuteri, Marilena Maniaci (eds)

  • Pages: 312 p.
  • Size:216 x 280 mm
  • Illustrations:21 b/w
  • Language(s):English, French, Italian
  • Publication Year:2018

  • ISBN: 978-2-503-57824-8
  • Paperback
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Greek manuscript cataloguing today and its future perspectives: a comprehensive overview


Paola Degni, Marilena Maniaci, and Paolo Eleuteri are professors of Greek and Latin Palaeography and Codicology at the Italian Universities of Bologna/Ravenna, Cassino and Venice, and well-established researchers in the field.


There is currently a marked and steadily rising interest, in Greek manuscript studies and beyond, in the materiality of manuscripts, their genetic and evolutionary history, the identities and practices of scribes and readers, the methods and issues of manuscript cataloguing both in printed and digital form. Moreover, libraries and collections worldwide are currently digitizing their collections of manuscripts and sharing them in the form of digital images online. The proposed “Greek Manuscript Cataloguing: Past, Present, and Future” volume will be the first published book offering a comprehensive exploration of the state of Greek manuscript cataloguing and its future perspectives, with a specific attention to the most recent methodological achievements and to the growing impact of digital media in the field of Byzantine catalography.

As such, the volume will address a central area of research for a wide audience of scholars (in the related fields of palaeography, codicology, philology, art history, text history, cultural studies), manuscript librarians and conservators, university students and all other persons concerned with the history of Greek and Byzantine books and texts, their actors and the vicissitudes of their production and transmission, the means for describing, studying and preserving them.


Brigitte Mondrain

Paola Degni, Paolo Eleuteri, Marilena Maniaci I. At the Beginning of the Story

Antichi cataloghi. Gli inventari dei manoscritti greci della libreria medicea privata
Sebastiano Gentile, David Speranzi

II. National Enterprises

Publications et outils récents sur les manuscrits grecs conservés en Suisse
Patrik Andrist

Griechische Handschriften in Deutschland
Friederike Berger

Greek Manuscripts in Sweden: A Digital Catalogue (
Barbara Crostini

Cataloguing Greek Manuscripts in Greece. Recent Progress, Current Developments, Future Efforts and the Case of the Monastery of Patmos
Zisis Melissakis

Discovering Hidden Treasures: Cataloguing Greek Manuscripts in the Collections of the United States of America
Nadezhda Kavrus-Hoffmann

III. Thematic Catalogues

Les Codices Chrysostomici Graeci de Paris. Bilan d’étape et propositions d’évolution
Pierre Augustin

I Codices Graeci Antiquiores tra scavo e biblioteca. Tradizioni di studio e modelli di descrizione
Daniele Bianconi

A New Catalogue of Byzantine Manuscripts of the Bible in their Liturgical Context
Klaas Spronk, Stefan Royé

Towards a Catalogue of Greek Medical Manuscripts
Alain Touwaide

IV. Single Collection Catalogues

I manoscritti greci di Perugia
Isabella Proietti

The Prestige of Manuscripts: From Venetian Crete to Holkham Hall and Beyond. An Online Descriptive Catalogue of the Greek Manuscripts from Holkham Hall now in the Bodleian Library
Dimitrios Skrekas

Per un catalogo dei codici della Biblioteca Nazionale Marciana con notazione musicale bizantina
Silvia Tessari

An Online Descriptive Catalogue of the Greek Manuscripts of Lambeth Palace Library
Christopher Wright

V. Reference Works and Tools

Le projet Diktyon: mettre en lien les ressources électroniques sur les manuscrits grecs
André Binggeli – Matthieu Cassin

Verso un Repertorio dei copisti greci nelle biblioteche d’Italia
Giuseppe De Gregorio, Stefano Martinelli Tempesta

KatIkon: A Digital Catalogue as Multi-Purpose Tool
Doug Emery, Claudia Rapp

VI. Issues, Challenges, Opportunities

Sur une récente expérience de catalogage traditionnel
Paul Canart (†)

Internet Culturale: cataloghi e collezioni digitali delle biblioteche italiane
Laura Ciancio

Colophons and Running Titles: On New Terminology in Describing Greek Manuscripts of the Ninth–Tenth Centuries
Elina N. Dobrynina

La catalogazione partecipata dei manoscritti greci. Problemi di normalizzazione degli accessi controllati e standard di metadati
Elisabetta Sciarra

VII. The MaGI Project. Activities and First Results

Greek Manuscript Cataloguing in Italy: Ongoing Initiatives, Issues, Perspectives
Paola Degni, Paolo Eleuteri, Marilena Maniaci

Esperienze di catalogazione dei manoscritti greci nelle biblioteche dell’Emilia Romagna
Elisa Bianchi, Paola Degni

Attività di catalogazione e studio di manoscritti greci nelle biblioteche del Triveneto
Paolo Eleuteri, Maria Rosa Formentin, Antonio Rigo

La catalogazione dei manoscritti greci di Roma: le biblioteche Angelica e Vallicelliana
Marilena Maniaci, Pasquale Orsini, Elisabetta Sciarra

Index of Manuscripts