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Collection Overview

Collector:
Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
Title:
Princeton Collection of Syriac Manuscripts
Repository:
Manuscripts Division
Permanent URL:
http://arks.princeton.edu/ark:/88435/p8418n96z
Dates:
1239-1900 (mostly 1600-1709)
Size:
7 Volumes and 1.5 linear feet
Language:
Syriac Arabic

Abstract

Consists of an open collection of manuscripts written in the Syriac alphabet.

Collection Description & Creator Information

Description:

This collection contains manuscripts written in the Syriac alphabet, a writing system primarly used to write the Syriac language. Contents include a copy of the New Testament (Peshitta) dated 1239, prayer books, Maronite liturgy, and a collection of magical charms and prayers.

Arrangement:

Organized numerically.

Collection History

Acquisition:

Purchased from Bouwman Oriental Books in 2011 (2012-16).

Archival Appraisal Information:

No appraisal information is available.

Processing Information:

This collection was processed by Denise Soufi in 2011. Finding aid written by Denise Soufi in 2011.

Access & Use

Access Restrictions:

Restricted. Consult staff for access.

Conditions for Reproduction and Use:

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.

Credit this material:

Princeton Collection of Syriac Manuscripts; Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

Permanent URL:
http://arks.princeton.edu/ark:/88435/p8418n96z
Location:
Firestone Library
One Washington Road
Princeton, NJ 08544, USA
(609) 258-3184

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Related Material:

Princeton University has one other collection of Syriac manuscripts, the Robert Garrett Collection of Syriac Manuscripts (C0744.05, part of the larger Robert Garrett Collection).

Subject Terms:
Eastern churches -- Prayers and devotions.
Liturgy --Texts.
Magic -- Middle East.
Genre Terms:
Christian poetry, Syriac.
Manuscripts, Arabic.
Manuscripts, Syriac.
Parchment.
Prayer books.
Names:
Catholic Church
Church of the East