Sarakēnika.

Author
Karatzas, Nikolaos, (fl.1730-1784). [Browse]
Format
  • Manuscript, Book
Language
Greek, Modern (1453- )
Published/​Created
circa 1750-1780.
Description
1 v.; 20.4 x 15.5 cm.

Details

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Summary note
Paper manuscript, 440 folios, with modern foliation, 25-28 lines per page.
Notes
  • Ms. codex.
  • Title by a 19th century hand on fol. 1r.
  • Manuscript miscellany of anti-Islamic texts by Greek authors of the 14th to 18th centuries, which were collected and copied by in the second half of the 18th century by Nikolaos Karatzas, the Greek Phanariot scholar and bibliophile, active in the Danubian principalities. The manuscript was in his substantial library of Greek manuscripts. The manuscript contains a list of anti-Islamic writers on ff. 4r-6r, table of contents on fols. 7r-v. Contents: (1) Iōannēs Kantakouzēnos, Sarakēnika [fol. 1v.] "Kata Mōameth phylarchou kai didaskalou Ismaēlitōn kai Sarakēnōn, tou pseudoprophētou kai eisēgētou tēs haireseōs autōn. Ta hypo tou Mōameth nomothetēthenta peri tēs thrēskeias tōn Tourkōn, parekvlēthenta ek tēs autou vivlou kaloumenēs Koran, kaι eιs auta antirrēseis." (2) Anthology of anti-Islamic texts by the following authors: Geōrgios Phrantzēs; Dōrotheos, Metropolitan of Monemvasia; Matthaios Tzigalas; Nektarios, patriarch of Jerusalem; Giovanni Sagredo; Meletios, Metropolitan of Athens; Geōrgios Vyzantios (Bozantzoglou); Ricoldo da Montecroce (translated by Demetrius Cydones); Gerasimos Vlachos; Euthymios Zigavēnos; Iosēph Vryennios; and Panagiotēs Nikousios.
  • Inscription on fol. 200r: "αχλε' Dekemvriou prōtē (December 1, 1635) / en Moldovlachian / To paron vivlion esēnthesen eis helēniken glōttan ho / philochristos Vasileus hēmōn kyrios Iōannēs Kanta/kouzēnos, hopou hysteron ōnomasthēke dia tou theiou kai ange/likou schēmatos Iōasaph Monachos, eis tous ατξ' (1360) chronous / apo tēn ensarkon oikonomian. Metephrasthē de eis koinēn glōttan hypo Meletiou tou Syrigou me / parakinēsin tou eklamprotatou, kai / theosevestatou authentos pasēs / Moldovlachias kyriou / Iōannou Vasileiou Voevonda."
Binding note
19th-century binding (heavily worn).
Source acquisition
Purchased with matching funds provided by the Program in Hellenic Studies with the support of the Stanley J. Seeger Hellenic Fund., 2015. AM 2015-66.
Other standard number
  • C0879 (Princeton Greek MS. 112)
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