A Catalogue of the Armenian Manuscripts in the British Library Acquired Since the Year 1913, and of Collections in Other Libraries in the United Kingdom
Distributed for British Library
This catalog identifies and describes the Armenian manuscripts acquired since 1913 and held in the British Library’s extensive collection, as well as thirteen other significant and previously uncatalogued collections in libraries and museums in the United Kingdom, including the Bodleian Library and John Rylands University Library in Manchester.
Vrej Nersessian’s introduction provides a short history of each of the collections, followed by a chapter outlining the sources of Armenian iconography. There is an entry for each of the manuscripts described that gives full details—a description of the physical object and its present condition, including the binding, provenance, contents, and details of any illustrations contained. The catalog also contains twenty-four pages of color images of miniatures contained in the manuscripts.
Intended as a reference work for scholars, this comprehensive catalogue is the only listing of its kind and will stand as a major achievement in Armenian studies for many generations.
List of Plates
History of the Collections
Sources of Armenian Iconography
Books of Prayer
Menologia and Martyrologies
Book of Sermons
Medieval Texts of Mixed Content
Patristic Literature: Theology
Encyclical and Letters
Tales and Poems
Lexicography and Dictionaries
Medicine and Medical Dictionaries
Divination, Magic, Geomancies
Appendix I: Numerical Table of Armenian Manuscripts
Appendix II: Designations of the Manuscripts by Collections
General Index (Personal and Place Names)