Ethiopian Scribal Practice 1: Plates for the Catalogue of the Ethiopic Manuscript Imaging Project

Delamarter, Steve

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Synopsis: This book is the companion volume to the Catalogue of the Ethiopic Manuscript Imaging Project, Volume 1: Codices 1-105, Magic Scrolls 1- 134. It contains at least one plate for each of the 105 codices described in that volume. But this is designed to be more than just a plates volume. The editors have selected images from the various manuscripts to tell a host of stories about Ethiopic manuscripts: cases (single and double-slip), covers and coverings (including leather and cloth), the tooling of leather covers, layout of text on the page (with prickings, columns and scored lines), codex binding (including primary binding chain stitches and secondary fixing points with headband and tail band), the marking of content divisions, iconography and illuminations, the dating of manuscripts (with colophons and other references to historical persons as well as through an analysis of the paleography), mirrors and mirror niches in the inside covers of books, forged paintings, musical notation and many others.

About the Author: Steve Delamarter teaches Old Testament at the seminary of George Fox University. With Ato Demeke Berhane, he has written A Catalogue of Previously Uncatalogued Ethiopic Manuscripts in England: Twenty-three Manuscripts in the Bodleian, Cambridge University and John Rylands University Libraries and in a Private Collection (Oxford University Press, 2007). Melaku Terefe served the church in Ethiopia for several years in various positions in Awasa (southern Ethiopia) and Harrar (eastern Ethiopia). For the last seven years he has served as priest in the Virgin Mary Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church in Los Angeles, California. He is in frequent demand, speaking in various churches throughout North America. He is also the cataloguer of the Wolf Leslau collection of Ethiopian manuscripts at the Charles E. Young Research Library at UCLA.

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