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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  • Armenian manscripts

    Collection Ref: EAP823/1/3
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  • Ğldāfl qaḍī Feirūz šāh - Story of qadi Feiruz

    File Ref: EAP823/1/2/98
    History of Šej Feiruz. Physical condition of originals: 348 ff.; 320x218 mm hand-made paper; black & red ink; Cover: brown leather stamped; Condition: heavily affected by insects, book-block detached from the spine,fall offcover worn at the edges and spine ...
  • Kitāb ʿahd nāmah hamāyūn saʿād tamqarūn – Book of agreements with the High Porta

    File Ref: EAP823/1/2/127
    Document confirmimng the Franciscans' rights in the Holy Land by the High Porta; uncomplete. Physical condition of originals: 23 ff.; 225x335 mm hand-made paper; black ink. Cover: marbled cardboards. Condition: good but end of the text missing. ...
  • [Title not supplied]

    File Ref: EAP823/1/3/4
    Collection of sermons. Physical condition of originals: 644 pp; 206 x 162 mm paper; black ink; seven numerated note books. ...
  • [Title not supplied]

    File Ref: EAP823/1/3/5
    Catechism of Roman Church. Physical condition of originals: [1]+303 pp; 270 x 205 mm paper; black ink;loose leafs, unbound; kept in plastic folder. ...
  • Catplic Cristian Talimutenen Telemederen

    File Ref: EAP823/1/3/6
    Teaching of the Catholic doctrine. Physical condition of originals: 38 ff; 222 x 168 mm? 223 x 168 mm paper; black ink; note book, unbound. ...
  • Enciclica Acerbo nimis

    File Ref: EAP823/1/3/7
    Physical condition of originals: 71ff; 223 x 168 mm paper; black ink; note book, unbound. ...
  • Enciclica Acerbo nimis

    File Ref: EAP823/1/3/8
    Physical condition of originals: 70 ff; 220 x 172 mm paper; black ink; note book, unbound. ...
  • Enciclica Acerbo nimis

    File Ref: EAP823/1/3/9
    Physical condition of originals: 71 ff; 220 x 172 mm paper; black ink; note book, unbound. ...
  • Enciclica Acerbo nimis

    File Ref: EAP823/1/3/10
    Physical condition of originals: 71 ff; 220 x 172 mm paper; black ink; note book, unbound. ...
  • Enciclica Acerbo nimis

    File Ref: EAP823/1/3/11
    Physical condition of originals: 71 ff; 220 x 172 mm paper; black ink; note book, unbound. ...
  • [Title not supplied]

    File Ref: EAP823/1/3/17
    Sermons for various festivities and on the Book of Jonah. Physical condition of originals: 238 pp; 220 x162 mm paper; black ink; nt bound. Condition, uncomplete; slightly affected by dumpness. ...