A.I. Elanskaya, Coptic Manuscripts of the M.E. Saltykov-Schedrin State Public Library

Ivan Miroshnikov, my colleague from Helsinki, sent me a PDF version of A.I. Elanskaya, Коптские рукописи Госупарственной библиотеки имени М.Е. Салтыкова-Щедрина (= Coptic Manuscripts of the M.E. Saltykov-Schedrin State Public Library) Palestinskij Sbornik 20 (1969). Now, I must admit I am quite enthusiastic of having this rare gem so I thought I must share it.

The book contains editions of the Coptic manuscripts which are kept in the National Library in Saint Petersburg. The introduction to this volume is available also in French in A. Elanskaya, “Description des manuscrits coptes de la bibliothèque nationale publique ‘Saltykoff-Chtchédrine’ de Saint-Pétersbourg,” in Études coptes IV (Cahiers de la bibliothèque copte, 8; Paris – Louvain: Peeters, 1994) 1-39 (translation by A. Rosenstiehl).

As Ivan informed me, the scan is made from a copy which was given by Elanskaya to the Soviet Egyptologist Tatiana Savelieva. On the first page can be seen Elanskaya’s hand-written dedication.

Download the book here.

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About Alin Suciu

I am a researcher at the Göttingen Academy of Sciences and Humanities. I write mostly on Coptic literature, Patristics, and apocryphal texts.
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2 Responses to A.I. Elanskaya, Coptic Manuscripts of the M.E. Saltykov-Schedrin State Public Library

  1. Tony Burke says:

    Anything particularly interesting in the collection, Alin? For me this means Apocrypha 😉

  2. Alin Suciu says:

    There is no apocryphal text in this book, Tony.

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