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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 3161.
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Abstract: fols. 1r - 182r: Menaion of April.
Date from: 1501
Type: Manuscripts
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Abstract: fols. 1r - 283r: Menaion of September.
Date from: 1401
Type: Manuscripts
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Abstract: fols. 1r - 247r: Menaion of March. Μ
Date from: 1601
Type: Manuscripts
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Abstract: fols. 1r - 266r: Menaion of December
Date from: 1612
Type: Manuscripts
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Abstract: fols. 1r-1v: Epitome of the Old Testament, Introduction.
Date from: 1500
Type: Manuscripts
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Abstract: fol. 1-573r: Triodion
Date from: 1501
Type: Manuscripts
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Abstract: fols. 1r-141r: Psalter
Date from: 1588-05-18
Type: Manuscripts
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Abstract: fols. 1r - 190r: Menaion of May.
Date from: 1601
Type: Manuscripts
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Abstract: fols. 1r - 178v: Menaion of May
Date from: 1501
Type: Manuscripts
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Abstract: fols. 2r - 152r: Menaion of January.
Date from: 1601
Type: Manuscripts
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Abstract: fols. 2r - 353r Menaion of August
Date from: 1601
Type: Manuscripts
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Abstract: fols. 1r - 243v: Menaion of November.
Date from: 1676
Type: Manuscripts
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Abstract: fols. 1r - 250v Menaion of December.
Date from: 1501
Type: Manuscripts
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Abstract: fols. 1r - 281v Pentikostarion containing the appropriate office. Beginning from the Easter until the feast of All Saint...
Date from: 1401
Type: Manuscripts
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Abstract: Divine Liturgy; Taxis for the Ordinations
Date from: 1603-04-01
Type: Manuscripts
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Abstract: fols. 1r - 11r: Small Blessing Service (Mikros Agiasmos).
Date from: 1701
Type: Manuscripts
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Abstract: Nomokanon
Date from: 1664
Type: Manuscripts
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Abstract: fols. 1r - 1v: Blessing of the kolliva
Date from: 1601
Type: Manuscripts
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Abstract: pp. 1-50: Office of the Saint Fathers of Mount Athos.
Date from: 1800
Type: Manuscripts
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Abstract: fols.1r-27r: Office of the Saints Fathers of Mount Athos
Date from: 1701
Type: Manuscripts