Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Add. 1569 (University Library, Cambridge University)

Oriental Manuscripts

Contents

Summary of Contents: This theological work, entitled ‘Cyril ቄርሎስ Qērellos) in the Ethiopian tradition, consists of a standard set of writings by Cyril of Alexandria and his contemporary ecclesiastical counterparts including Theodotus of Ancyra, Severus of Synnada, Acacius of Melitene, Juvenal of Jerusalem, Rheginus of Constantina, Eusebius of Heraclea Pontica, Firmus of Caesarea, John of Antioch, Epiphanius of Salamis, Proclus of Cyzicus, Severian of Gabala, and Gregory of Neocaesarea. Translated from Greek in the mid-first millennium, this work offers a unique witness to a number of otherwise lost patristic works. Based upon a note on a front flyleaves seeming to pertain to the convent of the Egyptian monk Serapion, it is most likely that this particular manuscript came from Egypt, perhaps originally belonging to an Ethiopian monk resident at one of the monasteries there.
3r-19r
Language(s): Geez

Addressed to Emperor Theodosius.

19v-55v
Language(s): Geez

Contains the first book Prosphoneticus ad Reginas de recta fide.

56v-85r
Language(s): Geez

The ninth dialogue of Cyril to Hermias

86r-86v
Language(s): Geez

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87r-87v
Title: Cyril
Language(s): Geez

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88r
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88v
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90r
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90v
Title: Cyril
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92r
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92v
Title: Cyril
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94r-94v
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95r
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95v
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95v
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96r
Title: Cyril
Language(s): Geez

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96v-97r
Language(s): Geez

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97v-98v
Language(s): Geez

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99r-100r
Language(s): Geez

The Creed is usually proceeded by an account of the Council of Nicaea, but here it is followed by a series of anathemas/curses against various heresies on f. 100r. An account of the Council is found on ff. 117r-119r.

100v-102v
Language(s): Geez

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103r
Title: Epiphanius
Language(s): Geez

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103v-106r
Language(s): Geez

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106v-111r
Language(s): Geez

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111v
Language(s): Geez

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112r-113v
Language(s): Geez

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114r-116r
Language(s): Geez

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116v
Language(s): Geez

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117r-119r
Language(s): Geez

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 119 ff.
Dimensions (leaf): 24.5 × 21.0 cm.

Layout

28 lines per leaf.

Hand(s)

Neat and clear on ff. 1r-78v and 100v-117v; weaker hand on ff. 78r-100r.

Additions:
  • Notes On f. 2r are some notes relating to the family of Emperor Theodosius, the monastery of Serapion, Cyril, and Marcion.

Binding

Stamped leather over boards, lined with green flowered silk; in a leather double case.

History

Origin: 18th-19th cent.; Egypt or ; Ethiopia

Provenance and Acquisition

Egypt or Ethiopia

Offered for sale by Bernard Quaritch in 1876.

Record Sources

Description based on Catalogue of Ethiopian manuscripts in the Cambridge University Library / by Edward Ullendorff and Stephen G. Wright; with a contribution by D.A. Hubbard.Cambridge University Press.1961 . Codicological description enhanced by Ted Erho.

Availability

Entry to read in the Library is permitted only on presentation of a valid reader's card for admissions procedures contact Cambridge University Library Admissions. Contact near_eastern@lib.cam.ac.uk for further information on the availability of this manuscript

Bibliography

    bookhttp://zotero.org/users/local/VPTDBJud/items/2GNGMD9M Catalogue of Ethiopian manuscripts in the Cambridge University Library / by Edward Ullendorff and Stephen G. Wright ; with a contribution by D.A. Hubbard. EdwardUllendorff Cambridge Cambridge University Press 1961

Funding of Cataloguing

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