A Fragment of an Ancient Hymnody Manuscript from Mǝʾǝsar Gwǝḥila (Tǝgray, Ethiopia)

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Nosnitsin, Denis; Rabin, Ira;
(2014)
  • Publisher: Universität Hamburg, Hiob Ludolf Centre for Ethiopian Studies
  • Journal: Aethiopica (issn: 2194-4024, eissn: 1430-1938)
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  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.15460/aethiopica.17.1.890
  • Subject: Ethiopian and Eritrean Studies; Manuscript studies | ecclesiastical library; Ge'ez; Gǝ'ǝz; Ethio-SPaRe; ink; material analysis; paleography; Tǝgray; Tigray | ddc:090 | ddc:400 | ddc:960

The article presents a multidisciplinary analysis of an old fragment of a hymnody manuscript recently recorded in one of the ecclesiastic libraries of East Tǝgray. The handwriting on the fragment demonstrates pre-14th century palaeographic features. A peculiarity of the... View more