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Catalogue of the Slavonic Cyrillic Manuscripts of the National Széchényi Library

CEU Medievalia 9


The Editors
Ralph Cleminson is Professor of Slavonic Studies at University of Portsmouth, UK, and Visiting Professor at the Central European University, Budapest (CEU).

Elissaveta Moussakova is a Getty Foundation grantee, and visiting lecturer at CEU, Academy of Fine Arts in Sofia, and the New Bulgarian University.

Nina Voutova is a visiting lecturer at the New Bulgarian University and CEU.


This volume provides a thorough introduction to the Cyrillic collection, and contains the detailed descriptions of the fifty-six Slavonic Cyrillic codices or fragments thereof held by the National Széchényi Library in Budapest, the vast majority of which are here described for the first time. The analysis of the codices has been done using the resources of modern technology. Written from the thirteenth to early nineteenth century, the codices were mostly produced within the confines of the historical Kingdom of Hungary. The catalogue is extensively illustrated with pictures of the most characteristic and decorative pages and a few covers of the codices.

This publication is a further step towards the complete documentation of the Cyrillic manuscript heritage of Central Europe.


List of Plates; Orsolya Karsay: On the History of our Slavonic Cyrillic Manuscripts (Introduction); Conspectus of Shelfmarks; Descriptions; Plates; Colour Plates; Watermark Album; Index to the Watermark Album; List of Publications and Other Sources for Watermark Identification; Bibliography; Index of Persons; Index of Placenames; Index of Titles; Index of Incipits; Chronological Index; Index of Manuscripts by Origin


327 pages, 76 black and white and 9 color full page illustrations

ISBN 978-963-7326-97-4 cloth $65.00 / €46.95 / £44.00
ISBN 978-963-7326-82-0 paperback $44.95 / €32.95 / £30.00


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