Category Archives: Memorabilia

Guest Post: Anthony Alcock – Johann Michael Wansleben on the Coptic Church

“The text that follows translates the chapter ‘Relatione dello stato eccelesiastico dei Copti’ on pp. 130-221 of the book entitled Relazione dell Stato presente dell’Egitto, written after Wansleben’s first stay in Egypt and published in 1671.” Download the document PDF. … Continue reading

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Seymour de Ricci on Jean Dujardin

A few days ago, I pointed out that some of the White Monastery parchment fragments  kept in the John Rylands Library, Manchester, were collected in 1838 by a certain Jean Dujardin, during his short stay in Egypt. Dujardin died of … Continue reading

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Memorabilia: Georg Zoega on Reconstructing Coptic Manuscripts from Scattered Leaves

As the readers of my blog probably know well, the main challenge of Coptic literature is the fragmentary state in which most of the manuscripts in this language are preserved. Of course, I am not referring to the late Bohairic … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Ivan Miroshnikov – An Unpublished Coptic-Latin Dictionary from the Nineteenth Century

I am happy to host again here Ivan Miroshnikov, this time with an article concerning a very interesting discovery which he made in a Russian library. After the Allies won the World War II, many so-called ‘items of cultural value’ … Continue reading

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