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E-ktobe is a database on Syriac manuscripts which aims to collect information on texts, physical elements, colophons and notes. It will enable any researcher to make a request on texts, authors and codicological elements for all the Syriac manuscripts in the world. Thanks to this database, you can search for some material details, do multi-criterial research, and also make a request about one person connected with the making of Syriac manuscripts (copyist, restorer, sponsor, owner...). The main scientific goals of this project are to give insight into the cultural history of Syriac communities and develop Syriac codicology.

This database is in progress. Made in the framework of the ANR program called SYRAB, this Web site is under the scientific responsability of André Binggeli and Muriel Debié (CNRS, IRHT, section grecque et Proche-Orient chrétien), Françoise Briquel-Chatonnet and Alain Desreumaux (CNRS, UMR 8167).

Currently, it is being fed by Emiliano Fiori (University of Berlin), Simone I. M. Pratelli (University of Pisa), Flavia Ruani (IRHT, section grecque et de l'Orient chrétien) et Emilie Villey (University of Berlin).

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List of Syriac and Garshuni manuscripts included in the database :

— Paris, Bibliothèque nationale de France : BnF syr. 001-101, 187-236, 289-438 ; data entering in progress.

— Autres fonds français : Aix-en-Province, Lyon, Strasbourg ; data entering ended.

— Charfet Rahmani 1-22 et 151 ; data entering in progress.

— Florence, Biblioteca Medicea Laurenziana, fonds Orientali et Plutei : in progress.

— Manuscrits hagiographiques conservés à Berlin, Damas, Londres, Cambridge, Téhéran, Trichur, Vatican : in progress.

Many thanks to the following sponsors