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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.
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Abstract: p. 169-988: Nomokanon ​
Date from: 1701
Type: Manuscripts
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Abstract: Leaflet for the reader of the Katholikon (main church)
Date from: 1960
Type: Manuscripts
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Abstract: Orations of Gregory of Nazianzus.
Date from: 1201
Type: Manuscripts
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Abstract: fols. 2r - 20r Table of contents
Date from: 1601
Type: Manuscripts
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Abstract: Catalogue of manuscripts and of printed books of the library of the Holy Community of Mount Athos
Date from: 1888
Type: Manuscripts
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Abstract: Mikros Agiasmos (Small Blessing Service); Intercessory prayer to Saint Nikolaos
Date from: 1701
Type: Manuscripts
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Abstract: Eirmologion of priest Balasios: embellishments-musical eirmoi
Date from: 1723
Type: Manuscripts
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Abstract: Office of the Lychnikon and the Matins
Date from: 1700
Type: Manuscripts
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Abstract: Miscellanea
Date from: 1701
Type: Manuscripts
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Abstract: fols.1r-6r: Preparation of the priest.
Date from: 1501
Type: Manuscripts
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Abstract: pp.1-19: List of names for the prothesis
Date from: 1897
Type: Manuscripts
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Abstract: Apolytikia and Kontakia.
Date from: 1903
Type: Manuscripts
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Abstract: Menaion of December (1-16 December)
Date from: 1500
Type: Manuscripts
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Abstract: fols. 1r-3r: On abba Pachomios Tavenisiotis
Date from: 1601
Type: Manuscripts
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Abstract: Office of Saint Anthony.
Date from: 1912-08
Type: Manuscripts
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Abstract: fols. 1r - 267v Orations of John Chrysostom - fol. 1r Agains the Jews/ fol. 62r On the incomprehensibility of God/fol. 1...
Date from: 901
Type: Manuscripts
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Abstract: fols. 1r-193v: Menaion of November and December.
Date from: 1301
Type: Manuscripts