Saturday, March 28, 2015

The Greek Manuscripts of Robert Curzon

Up-dated 28.3.15
There are two really good posts over at the BL blog on Greek manuscripts collected by Robert Curzon: Part One, and now Part Two. A couple of years ago I read Curzon’s very entertaining account of his travels and manuscript collecting in his Visits to the Monasteries of the Levant (London: Century, 1986; orig. 1849).
Since Curzon left detailed notes about the acquisition written in the manuscripts themselves, it is possible to connect the particular manuscript with both the narrative account and the monastic setting from which they were “acquired”. Most of the 42 Greek manuscripts have now been digitised by the British Library, and both posts introduce a large number of Greek Bible manuscripts.

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