Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Add_2016 (University Library, Cambridge University)

Syriac Manuscripts

Contents

Monastic texts.

1r-20r
Title: History of John the Less
Language(s): Syriac

Imperfect at the beginning.

20r-36v
Author: John the Less.
Title: History of Aba Bishay
Language(s): Syriac
36v-44r
Title: History of Xenophon, his wife Maria, and their sons John and Arcadius.
Language(s): Syriac
44r-66r
Title: History of Macarius the Great the Egyptian.
Language(s): Syriac
66r-77r
Title: History of Aba Shanudin.
Language(s): Syriac
77r-94r
Title: History of the two princes Maximus and Domitius.
Language(s): Syriac
94v-123r
Title: History of Aba Antony, chief of monks.
Language(s): Syriac
123r-125v
Title: History of Aba Evagrius.
Language(s): Syriac
125v-130r
Title: History of John of the Well.
Language(s): Syriac
130r-131v
Title: History of a man of royal rank who dwelt in a tree.
Language(s): Syriac
131v-134r
Title: History of a virgin of Alexandria.
Language(s): Syriac
134r-136v
Title: History of the revelation of certain saints.
Language(s): Syriac
136v-141r
Title: History of John son of Euphemianus of Rome.
Language(s): Syriac
141r-163r
Title: History of Shemun called Salaus
Language(s): Syriac
163v-168r
Title: History of Mark of Mount Tharmaqa
Language(s): Syriac
168r-170r
Title: History of the Emperor Maurice.
Language(s): Syriac
170r-177r
Title: History of Reuben and his companions.
Language(s): Syriac
177r-209v
Title: History of Aba Serapion the Mourner.
Language(s): Syriac
209v-258b
Title: Extracts from monastic authors.
Language(s): Syriac

They include Isaiah of Scete, John Saba, Philoxenus, Jacob of Serug, Ephrem, Abraham of Natpar.

Physical Description

Support: Paper, 20 cm.
Extent: 258 ff.

Condition

Eight leaves are wanting at the beginning, 2 at the end, and there are missing leaves after ff. 1, 9, 69, 77, 127, 135, 143, 151, 161, 169, 177, 217, 223, 233, 241, 248, 251.

Hand(s)

Written in a good serto hand of about the 12th century.

Binding

Bound in full leather over paper boards, now in poor condition.

History

Origin:

Provenance and Acquisition

Acquired for the SPCK by George Percy Badger and presented to the Library in 1887.

Record Sources

For a full description see W. Wright and S. A. Cook, A Catalogue of the Syriac manuscripts in the library of the University of Cambridge (1901), ii.549-55.

Availability

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Funding of Cataloguing

Cambridge University Library


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