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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 1-20 of 49.
Abstract: Hymns
Date from: 1900
Type: Manuscripts
Abstract: Musical pieces written in Western European notation on a stave.
Date from: 1901
Type: Manuscripts
Abstract: Musical pieces written in Western European notation on a stave (Collection, vol. II)
Date from: 1901
Type: Manuscripts
Abstract: Musical pieces written in Western European notation on a stave
Date from: 1901
Type: Manuscripts
Abstract: fols. 1r-284v: Gospel Lectionary in Russian.
Date from: 1554-04-23
Type: Manuscripts
Abstract: V-665: Collection of excerpts from the works of the Fathers and Teachers of the Church.
Date from: 1874-03-15
Type: Manuscripts
Abstract: Musical pieces written in Western European notation on a stave
Date from: 1901
Type: Manuscripts
Abstract: Diptych for dead and alive.
Date from: 1895
Type: Manuscripts
Abstract: Заглавие: Сборник със слова
Date from: 1800-01-01
Type: Manuscripts
Abstract: Musical pieces written in Western European notation on a stave (Tenors I-II)
Date from: 1901
Type: Manuscripts
Abstract: Musical pieces written in Western European notation on a stave
Date from: 1901
Type: Manuscripts
Abstract: Hymns
Date from: 1900
Type: Manuscripts
Abstract: Musical pieces written in Western European notation on a stave (Tenors I-II)
Date from: 1901
Type: Manuscripts
Abstract: Musical pieces written in Western European notation on a stave
Date from: 1924
Type: Manuscripts
Abstract: Musical manuscript
Date from: 1900
Type: Manuscripts
Abstract: Ecclesiastical hymns
Date from: 1907
Type: Manuscripts
Abstract: Musical pieces written in Western European notation on a stave (Tenors I).
Date from: 1901
Type: Manuscripts
Abstract: fols. 2r-: Epistle addressed to the emperor of Russia.
Date from: 1846-07-09
Type: Manuscripts
Abstract: Poems dedicated to various Saints
Date from: 1886
Type: Manuscripts
Abstract: Musical pieces written in Western European notation on a stave
Date from: 1901
Type: Manuscripts
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