Syntomos eisagōgē tēs aravikēs glōssēs.

Racovica, Ioan Konstantin Mihai, 1699-1764 [Browse]
Manuscript, Book
Modern Greek (1453-)
1 v.(107 leaves); 20.5 x 31.5 cm


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Biographical/​Historical note
Constanin Racovica (1699-1764) was a member of the powerful Racovitza family, hellenized Moldavian and Wallachian boyars who provided the Danubian principalities with several hospodars.
Summary note
Autograph manuscript in Greek and Arabic, signed; unpublished grammar of and introduction to Arabic, composed in Greek by a ruler of the Ottoman Principality of Wallachia, Constantin Racovica, written in his own hand in 1754, during his first term as monarch of Wallachia.
  • Ms. codex.
  • Physical description: 35 lines a page in black ink on strong Central European writing paper (imitation of Dutch "Pro Patria" watermark; numbered in Arabic and written on both sides.
  • Inscription on title page reads: "Syntomos eisagōgē tēs aravikēs / glōssēs. Syntetheisa para tou hypsēlotatou kai eusevestatou / authentou kai hēgemonos pasēs oungrovlachias / kyriou kyriou Iōannou Kōnstantinou michaēl / rhakovitza voevoda / 1758: kata mēna / dekemvrion."
Binding note
Bound in 19th-century half calf with giltstamped spine, titled in Greek capital letters, "Rakovitza Voevoda Grammatikē tēs aravikēs glōssēs"; marbled endpapers.
Source acquisition
Purchase: Acquired with matching funds provided by the Program in Hellenic Studies with the support of the Stanley J. Seeger Hellenic Fund. AM 2017-81.
Other standard number
  • C0879 (Princeton Greek MS. 129)
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