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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 61-80 of 3337.
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Abstract: fols. 1r-2v: Interpretation of the Psalms.
Date from: 1200
Type: Manuscripts
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Abstract: p. VIII: Table of contents
Date from: 1801
Type: Manuscripts
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Abstract: Romanian
Date from: 1931
Type: Manuscripts
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Abstract: pp. 1208-1976: Panegyrics
Date from: 1917
Type: Manuscripts
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Abstract: fols. 1r-16v: John Chrysostom, Divine Liturgy.
Date from: 1600
Type: Manuscripts
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Abstract: fols. 1r - 30v: Divine Liturgy of John Chrysostom
Date from: 1625
Type: Manuscripts
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Abstract: Psalter and Odes
Date from: 1601
Type: Manuscripts
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Abstract: Divine liturgies
Date from: 1636-02
Type: Manuscripts
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Abstract: fols. 1r -6r: Pieces chanted during the Vigil.
Date from: 1700
Type: Manuscripts
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Abstract: fols. 2v-17v: Office of blessed Athanasios of Athos
Date from: 1201
Type: Manuscripts
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Abstract: Four Gospels
Date from: 1201
Type: Manuscripts
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Abstract: fols. 1r - 91r: Menaion July-August
Date from: 1501
Type: Manuscripts
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Abstract: fols. 1r-129v: Psalter.
Date from: 1600
Type: Manuscripts
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Abstract: Menologion of October.
Date from: 1001
Type: Manuscripts
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Abstract: Prayers and Canons
Date from: 1501
Type: Manuscripts
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Abstract: Anthology: Protheoria
Date from: 1808-05-08
Type: Manuscripts
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Abstract: Антология (избрано)
Date from: 1930-01-01
Type: Manuscripts
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Abstract: Антология (избрано)
Date from: 1890-01-01
Type: Manuscripts
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Abstract: Антология
Date from: 1898-01-01
Type: Manuscripts
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Abstract: Антология – фрагменти Последование на вечернята – аниксандарии, блажен муж. Последование на утренята – полиелей Раби Гос...
Date from: 1854-01-01
Type: Manuscripts