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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.
Abstract: Psalter, Treatise on music and musical instruments
Date from: 1303-05-24
Type: Manuscripts
Abstract: fols. 1r-: Pericopes from the Acts of the Apostles for the whole year.
Date from: 1554-06-16
Type: Manuscripts
Abstract: Nomokanon
Date from: 1601
Type: Manuscripts
Abstract: fols. 1r-129v: Psalter.
Date from: 1600
Type: Manuscripts
Abstract: fols. 1r - 189r: Menaion of November.
Date from: 1401
Type: Manuscripts
Abstract: John Chrysostom, Divine Liturgy.
Date from: 1614
Type: Manuscripts
Abstract: Anastasimatarion (Chrysafis the New)
Date from: 1780
Type: Manuscripts
Abstract: Miscellanea
Date from: 1819-03-26
Type: Manuscripts
Abstract: fols. 1r - 271r . Menaion of October.
Date from: 1501
Type: Manuscripts
Abstract: The four Gospels
Date from: 1200
Type: Manuscripts
Abstract: fols.2r-281v: Gospel.
Date from: 1101
Type: Manuscripts
Abstract: fols. 1v - 431v Menaion of September.
Date from: 1676
Type: Manuscripts
Abstract: Divine Liturgies.
Date from: 1601
Type: Manuscripts
Abstract: Prayers and Canons
Date from: 1501
Type: Manuscripts
Abstract: Anthology: Protheoria
Date from: 1808-05-08
Type: Manuscripts
Abstract: Menologion of October.
Date from: 1001
Type: Manuscripts
Abstract: pp. 1-353: Acts of the Apostles
Date from: 1529-04-07
Type: Manuscripts
Abstract: fols. 1r-4r : Canon to the Akathistos hymn recited at the Monastery of Vatopaidi.
Date from: 1872-05-24
Type: Manuscripts
Abstract: Menaion of February.
Date from: 1787
Type: Manuscripts
Abstract: Beneficial homilies
Date from: 1101
Type: Manuscripts