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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 3321-3337 of 3337.
Abstract: Psalter and Odes.
Date from: 1593
Type: Manuscripts
Abstract: fols. 1r-3v: Office of the Holy Martyr Agathodoros.
Date from: 1936-01-08
Type: Manuscripts
Abstract: Epigramm, Vikentios Damodos, Short praxis in rhetorical interpretations.
Date from: 1801
Type: Manuscripts
Abstract: fol. 2-41: Diataxis of the Divine Liturgy
Date from: 1501
Type: Manuscripts
Abstract: Office and life of Saint Panaretos, archbishop of Paphos.
Date from: 1890
Type: Manuscripts
Abstract: Menaion of December (17-31 December).
Date from: 1500
Type: Manuscripts
Abstract: Mesonyktikon of Sunday. (pp. 16-19 musical texts, with prokeimena of the Cheesefare Sunday and of the Sundays of the Len...
Date from: 1958-01
Type: Manuscripts
Abstract: fols. ΙΙIr-v: Table of contents
Date from: 1500
Type: Manuscripts
Abstract: Miscellanea
Date from: 1101
Type: Manuscripts
Abstract: Arithmetics
Date from: 1900
Type: Manuscripts
Abstract: Catechesis by question and answer
Date from: 1835
Type: Manuscripts
Abstract: fols. 1r - 122r Theotokarion
Date from: 1601
Type: Manuscripts
Abstract: fols.1r-26r: Office of Saint Evdokimos the New, from the Monastery of Vatopaidi in Mount Athos
Date from: 1871-03-02
Type: Manuscripts
Abstract: fols. 1r-14v: Office of Evlogios, Patriarch of Alexandria
Date from: 1804-01-01
Type: Manuscripts
Abstract: Musical compositions in Western notation on a stave
Date from: 1901
Type: Manuscripts
Abstract: Musical manuscript with interpretations of Theofanis Pantokratorinos
Date from: 1801
Type: Manuscripts
Abstract: fols. 1r-193v: Menaion of November and December.
Date from: 1301
Type: Manuscripts