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The Monasteries of Mount Athos possess and manage the largest collection of Greek manuscript codes in the world (approximately 15,000), dating from the 4th to the 19th century.???? The Monasteries of Mount Athos possess and manage the largest collection of Greek manuscript codes in the world (approximately 15,000), dating from the 4th to the 19th century.

The manuscripts, in parchment and paper, preserved in Mount Athos cover a large thematic area -from religious subjects to scientific and philosophical treatises-, decorated with priceless illuminations and decorations that renders them works of art.

The majority of the manuscripts preserved in the monasteries of Mount Athos are written in Greek language, which amount to more than 15,000. Furthermore, there are also:
(a) collections of Slavonic manuscripts (more than 1500) to be found both in Slavonic Monasteries, such as Chilandariou, Zografou or St. Panteleimonos, as well as in Greek Monasteries, and
(b) 100 approximately large Georgian manuscripts to be found in Iveron Monastery.

The manuscripts date from the 10th to the early 20th century. They are usually bulky, stacked (sometimes with wooden signs) written in parchment or paper.

A good number of them are adorned with illuminations and / or individual decorative elements (titles, initials, etc.). Many manuscripts contain works of ancient Greek, Byzantine, post Byzantine and modern secular literature: ancient Greek authors, Byzantine and post-Byzantine secular writers (historians, philosophers, literature) etc.

All of the monasteries posses musical manuscripts (church music).

Manuscripts: Results 41-59 of 59.
Abstract: Liturgical manuscript
Date from: 1880
Type: Manuscripts
Abstract: Office of Great Martyr Antypas, bishop of Pergamos.
Date from: 1904
Type: Manuscripts
Abstract: Monastic literature
Date from: 1858
Type: Manuscripts
Abstract: Office of the Kalymma (Coverage) of the Virgin
Date from: 1901
Type: Manuscripts
Abstract: Andrew of Crete, Great Canon
Date from: 1858
Type: Manuscripts
Abstract: Teachings of Theodoros of Efesos
Date from: 1831
Type: Manuscripts
Abstract: Office of Saint Ypatios
Date from: 1901
Type: Manuscripts
Abstract: Admonitions to the hermits
Date from: 1790
Type: Manuscripts
Abstract: Byzantine Music teaching manual
Date from: 1929-05-26
Type: Manuscripts
Abstract: fols. ΙΙ-58r: Life of blessed Akakios Kafsokalyvitis in Romanian.
Date from: 1902
Type: Manuscripts
Abstract: Maximos the Confessor, Four Centuries for Love
Date from: 1832
Type: Manuscripts
Abstract: Akathist hymn of Saints Antypas and Artemios
Date from: 1903
Type: Manuscripts
Abstract: Life of Great Martyr Ypatios
Date from: 1860
Type: Manuscripts
Abstract: Manual of Psaltic music
Date from: 1887
Type: Manuscripts
Abstract: Paisios Velitsikofsky
Date from: 1760
Type: Manuscripts
Abstract: Deliverance of the Sinners
Date from: 1868
Type: Manuscripts
Abstract: Psaltic music.
Date from: 1901
Type: Manuscripts
Abstract: Small book of prayers for the Feast of the Virgin Mary, celebrated on the 8th of September and other prayers
Date from: 1929
Type: Manuscripts
Abstract: Chronography
Date from: 1750
Type: Manuscripts