Title

Notes on the Acquisition History of the Mingana Syriac Manuscripts

Keywords

Mingana Syriac Manuscripts, Ancient Manuscripts, Ancient Religion

Abstract

Alphonse Mingana gives a disappointingly brief account of his activity as a collector of manuscripts in the introduction to his monumental 1933 catalogue. He simply records that the majority of the 606 Syriac and Garshuni items described within were acquired during his expeditions to the Middle East in 1924 and 1925,and that “from 1925 to 1932 a considerable number of MSS were added to the collection.We are not given any sense of the main sources of his collection, or told at what point in the series the transitions between the 1924 acquisitions, the 1925 acquisitions and the later acquisitions occurred; nor is any further information about the history of the collection disclosed in this brief introductory note.

Original Publication Citation

“Notes on the Acquisition History of the Mingana Syriac Manuscripts.” Pages 11-38 in Manuscripta Syriaca. Des sources de première main (Cahiers d'études syriaques 4) edited by Françoise Briquel-Chatonnet and Muriel Debié. Paris: Geuthner, Société d'études syriaques, 2015.

Document Type

Peer-Reviewed Article

Publication Date

2015

Publisher

Société d'études syriaques

Language

English

College

Religious Education

Department

Ancient Scripture

University Standing at Time of Publication

Staff/Researcher

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