Catalogue of the Slavonic Cyrillic Manuscripts of the National Szechenyi Library

Catalogue of the Slavonic Cyrillic Manuscripts of the National Szechenyi Library

Ralph Cleminson
Elissaveta Moussakova
Nina Voutova
with a historical essay by Orsolya Karsay
Copyright Date: 2007
Edition: NED - New edition, 1
Pages: 329
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    Catalogue of the Slavonic Cyrillic Manuscripts of the National Szechenyi Library
    Book Description:

    This volume provides a thorough introduction to the Cyrillic collection, and contains the detailed descriptions of the fifty-six Slavonic Cyrillic codices or fragments thereof held by the National Széchényi Library in Budapest, the vast majority of which are here described for the first time. The analysis of the codices has been done using the resources of modern technology. Written from the thirteenth to early nineteenth century, the codices were mostly produced within the confines of the historical Kingdom of Hungary. The catalogue is extensively illustrated with pictures of the most characteristic and decorative pages and a few covers of the codices. This publication is a further step towards the complete documentation of the Cyrillic manuscript heritage of Central Europe.

    eISBN: 978-615-5211-95-9
    Subjects: History

Table of Contents

  1. Front Matter
    (pp. i-iv)
  2. Table of Contents
    (pp. v-v)
  3. List of Plates
    (pp. vi-viii)
  4. Introduction
    (pp. ix-xxiv)

    This catalogue contains descriptions of the cyrillic Slavonic manuscripts of the National Széchényi Library in Budapest. Though it describes basically mediæval manuscripts, it does include more recent material insofar as this can be regarded as a continuation of earlier traditions. It restricts itself moreover to codices and fragments of codices, thus excluding charters and other archival documents, and to manuscripts written principally in Slavonic languages: the Library’s collection of Rumanian cyrillic manuscripts is not described.

    The collection thus defined includes fifty-six manuscripts, the vast majority of which have never been described before and, it is fair to say, have been...

  5. Orsolya Karsay: On the History of our Slavonic Cyrillic Manuscripts
    (pp. xxv-xxxix)
    Orsolya Karsay

    Although the collections of the National Széchényi Library have always included books and manuscripts in Slavonic languages, collecting them has never been part of the main focus of the acquisitions policy of the National Library. Therefore the collection is not the outcome of a planned system, but our Slavonic material has rather grown by itself, finding its natural place among Hungarica as a regional Hungaricum within the “Patriotica” materials, i.e. those relating to the historical Kingdom of Hungary. This means it is made up of documents written in languages other than Hungarian resulting from the cultural activities of ethnic groups...

  6. Conspectus Of Shelfmarks
    (pp. xl-xl)
  7. Descriptions
    (pp. 1-131)
  8. Plates
    (pp. 133-208)
  9. Colour Plates
    (pp. 209-218)
  10. Watermark album
    (pp. 219-258)
  11. Index to the Watermark Album
    (pp. 259-260)
  12. List of Publications and Other Sources for Watermark Identification
    (pp. 261-262)
  13. Bibliography
    (pp. 263-266)
  14. Index of Persons
    (pp. 267-275)
  15. Index of Placenames
    (pp. 276-277)
  16. Index of Titles
    (pp. 278-283)
  17. Index of Incipits
    (pp. 284-286)
  18. Chronological Index
    (pp. 287-287)
  19. Index of Manuscripts by Origin
    (pp. 288-288)
  20. Back Matter
    (pp. 289-289)