Greek Manuscript Cataloguing: Past, Present, and Future

P. Degni, P. Eleuteri, M. Maniaci (eds.)
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312 p., 21 b/w ill., 216 x 280 mm

There is currently a marked and steadily rising interest, in Greek manuscript studies and beyond, in the materiality of manuscripts, their genetic and evolutionary history, the identities and practices of scribes and readers, the methods and issues of manuscript cataloguing both in printed and digital form. Moreover, libraries and collections worldwide are currently digitizing their collections of manuscripts and sharing them in the form of digital images online. The proposed “Greek Manuscript Cataloguing: Past, Present, and Future” volume will be the first published book offering a comprehensive exploration of the state of Greek manuscript cataloguing and its future perspectives, with a specific attention to the most recent methodological achievements and to the growing impact of digital media in the field of Byzantine catalography.

As such, the volume will address a central area of research for a wide audience of scholars (in the related fields of palaeography, codicology, philology, art history, text history, cultural studies), manuscript librarians and conservators, university students and all other persons concerned with the history of Greek and Byzantine books and texts, their actors and the vicissitudes of their production and transmission, the means for describing, studying and preserving them.

Paola Degni, Marilena Maniaci, and Paolo Eleuteri are professors of Greek and Latin Palaeography and Codicology at the Italian Universities of Bologna/Ravenna, Cassino and Venice, and well-established researchers in the field.