Manuscript Collection at Monastery of St Saviour in Old Jerusalem

The collection contains 553 codices and rotuli, dating from the 12th to the 20th century and written in eight languages: Ethiopic, Arabic, Armenian, Corali, Greek, Hebrew, Miniati, Latin, Italian, Spanish, Coptic and Syriac. The texts present great variety and contain theological and philosophical treatises, biblical and liturgical books, dictionaries, profane and religious poetry, collections of sermons, pilgrim accounts, and also cooking recipes and magic prayers. Among the books are also rare items, for instance texts written in Armenian and Arabic scripts but in Turkish language or the fragments of Byzantine manuscripts used for binding as the fly-leaves. A special group is made up by large size liturgical books with musical notations, produced for monastic choirs, as well as precious volumes lavishly decorated and illuminated with miniatures, initials and aniconic ornamentation. Research material of particular value consists of a variety of book covers (leather, textile, metal, decorative cardboards etc) representing diverse binding methods. As the whole, the collection presents a remarkably wide spectrum of Western and Eastern manuscript traditions: Christian, Islamic and Jewish.

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  • Arabic manuscripts

    Collection Ref: EAP823/1/2
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  • Kitāb falsafah Yūsuf Lūwīs Damūfūskī al-Yasūī -Philosophy book, Joseph...

    File Ref: EAP823/1/2/36
    Manual to J.A. Dmovski's [Dmochowski] Institutiones phylosophicae. Physical condition of originals: 410 ff. + 13r-v at the beginning empty & 394r-409r at the end empty; 409v title page in French; 185x110x50 mm machine paper, black, red, blue inks. Decorati ...
  • Miscellanea

    File Ref: EAP823/1/2/111
    Various texts also arabic poetry . Physical condition of originals: 366 ff, in 21 fascicles; 225x170 mm machine paper; various types of note books; black ink & pencil; note books kept together by a textile band. Condition - good. ...
  • Mawāʿaḍ - sermons

    File Ref: EAP823/1/2/113
    Collection of homilies. Physical condition of originals: 49ff.; 216x158 mm machine paper originating from various note books; black & blue ink, pencil; no sewing; preserved in an enveloppe. Condition - good. ...
  • Mawāʿaḍ - sermons

    File Ref: EAP823/1/2/115
    Collection of homilies. Physical condition of originals: 568 ff., in two fascs.; 215x164 mm machine paper org. from var. notebooks; black, blue, red ink & pencil; loose ff. not sewn; 1st fasc. without cover, 2nd fasc. in a plastic cover, both kept together ...
  • Mawāʿaḍ - sermons

    File Ref: EAP823/1/2/116
    Collection of homilies. Physical condition of originals: 394 ff; each sermon numerated separately; 221x160 mm machine paper originating from various notebook; black & blue ink; unbound. ...
  • Mawāʿaḍ - sermons

    File Ref: EAP823/1/2/117
    Collection of sermons. Physical condition of originals: 320ff.; each sermon paginated separately; 221x160 mm machine paper originating from various types ofschool notebooks; black and blue ink; no sewing; preserved in a plastic folder. Condition - good. ...
  • Project de Cathehism conforme a celuiy de Paris imprimée par l'ordre de...

    File Ref: EAP823/1/8/59
    Cathechisme. Physical condition of originals: 744 pp; 205 x 165 mm Paper, edges tinted red; brown ink. Cover: brown, stamped leather, gilded decoration on the spine. ...
  • Les graces de Marie traduit de l'anglais par H.C

    File Ref: EAP823/1/8/60
    Marian texts. Physical condition of originals: 350 pp; 160 x 105 mm Polished paper, edges tinted dark blue; black ink. Cover: dark blue cardboard, spine of dark blue linen. Condition: very good. ...
  • Reflecions sur l'amour de la Croix

    File Ref: EAP823/1/8/61
    Physical condition of originals: 440 pp; 160 x 108 mm Paper; black ink. Cover: brown leather, stamped & gilded. Condition: very good. ...
  • Lettres di'un P.A. mes dames De B. et De*

    File Ref: EAP823/1/8/62
    Letters of spiritual direction. Physical condition of originals: 388 pp; 170 x 108 mm Paper, black ink. Cover: brown leather, stamped. Condition: good. ...
  • Souvenirs de mon voyage en Palestine

    File Ref: EAP823/1/8/94
    Travel book from a journey to Palestine. Physical condition of originals: 132 pp; 164 x 105 mm Paper; black ink. Cover: cardboard & leather. Condition: damaged spine. ...