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Princeton Ethiopic Manuscript No. 44: Synaxarium (Lives of the Saints). Sənksar, early 19th century
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Fol. 1r: Arabic numbers "2146," "183"; illegible Amharic words in pencil.
Fol. 1v: Note of ownership in later hand in colored pencil "This synaxarium belongs to Däbrä Qədusan." Followed by two lines in Amharic in the same hand: "any person who reads this or listens may become a righteous person. The scribe is Aläqqa Esäy."
At the end of every daily entry, the name Wäldä Micha'el appears in the original text.
Owner: Wäldä Micha'el.
No scribe listed in original manuscript.
Gift of Bruce Willsie, Princeton Class of 1986.
Arranged in manuscript number order, by accession. Numbers 29 and 67-71 are unassigned.
This cataloging project was made possible through generous support from the David A. Gardner '69 Magic Project, Princeton University.
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The present finding aid was prepared in June-July 2009 by Kesis Melaku Terefe , Virgin Mary Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahdo Church in Los Angeles, with assistance of Prof. Wendy Laura Belcher , Department of Comparative Literature and Center for African American Studies, Princeton University. This cataloging project was made possible through generous support from the David A. Gardner '69 Magic Project, Princeton University.
In 2022, restrictions on manuscripts No. 54, 57, and 65 were lifted as part of a restrictions review project.
In 2022, manuscripts nos. 86-95 were added to the collection.
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This collection is open for research use.
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Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. No further photoduplication of copies of material in the collection can be made when Princeton University Library does not own the original. Inquiries regarding publishing material from the collection should be directed to RBSC Public Services staff through the Ask Us! form. The library has no information on the status of literary rights in the collection and researchers are responsible for determining any questions of copyright.
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Princeton Ethiopic Manuscript No. 44: Synaxarium (Lives of the Saints). Sənksar; Princeton Ethiopic Manuscripts, C0776, Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library
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References: Regarding the Ethiopic Synaxarium, see Conti Rossini, Manoscritti ed opere abissinein Europa, Rendiconti della Reale Accademia dei Lincei, vol. Viii, 1889, p.630. H.Zotenberg, Catalogue des manuscrits éthiopiens (gheez et amharique de la Bibliotheque Nationale, Paris 1877. No.126 and 128,pp.152-95; S. Grébaut et E. Tisserant, Codices aethiopici Vaticani et Borgiaani Barberinianus Orientalis 2, Rossianus 865, Città del Vaticano, (1935-36) No. 111 -112; Strelcyn.(B.M). 54; EMML 4273; 4274.