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An Early Ethiopic Manuscript Fragment (Twelfth-Thirteenth Century) from the Monastery of St Antony (Egypt)
Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Archaeology and Classical Studies, Classical Archaeology and Ancient History.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-8218-6093
2016 (English)In: Aethiopica, ISSN 1430-1938, E-ISSN 2194-4024, no 19, p. 27-51Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This article presents a single fragmentary folio that was recently uncovered in excavations at the Monastery of St Antony (Egypt). This folio was discovered in a secondary deposit below the foundations of a church which was in all likelihood constructed in the 1230s. A radiocarbon dating of the folio has returned a date of 1160–1265. Together, these two data make this fragmentary folio the earliest securely datable specimen of an Ethiopic manuscript. This find, thus, provides a new foundation for the analysis of the paleography of the earliest Ethiopic manuscripts, including the gospel manuscripts from Ǝnda Abba Gärima, which contain paleographic features that seem to predate this fragmentary folio. In addition, this find has implications for the regnant periodization of Ethiopic literature and more specifically the history of Ethiopic monastic literature, especially the Zena Abäw. Finally, this folio is among the earliest surviving Aethiopica for the entirety of Egypt and thus provides new information on the relationship between Ethiopic and Coptic Christianity.

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2016. no 19, p. 27-51
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Egypt, Zena Abaw, monastic literature, John Chrysostom, paleography
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History and Archaeology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-137963DOI: 10.15460/aethiopica.19.1.969OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-137963DiVA, id: diva2:1065279
Available from: 2017-01-14 Created: 2017-01-14 Last updated: 2017-11-09Bibliographically approved

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