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Ethiopian Scribal Practice 7: Plates for the Catalogue of the Ethiopic Manuscript Imaging Project
Delamarter, Steve, Marilyn Heldman, Jeremy R. Brown and Sara Vulgan

Eugene, OR: Pickwick, 2014 pp. xxv + 153. $52.00

Series Information
Ethiopic Manuscripts, Texts, and Studies Series, 7


Description: There are many stories to tell about the Ethiopic manuscripts in the collection of the Mekane Yesus Seminary in Addis Ababa. The stories about the content of the manuscripts are told in the catalogue (EMTS volume 13). But this volume recounts stories about the book culture that produced the manuscripts. One study provides a general introduction to Ethiopian Christian codicology and the scribal practices in evidence in the collection. Another focuses on the particular story of scribal errors and corrections. And a final study provides an art-historical account of all of the illuminations contained in the collection--even down to the crude drawings in pencil that adorn some pages.

Subjects: Literature, Methods, Other Methods

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Review by Curt Niccum
Published 6/30/2016
Citation: Curt Niccum, review of Steve Delamarter, Marilyn Heldman, Jeremy R. Brown, and Sara Vulgan, Ethiopian Scribal Practice 7: Plates for the Catalogue of the Ethiopic Manuscript Imaging Project, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2016).


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