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Title: Digital Edition of the Typicon of the Georgian Monastery of the Holy Cross near Jerusalem Preserved at the Bodleian Library
Author(s): LOBZHANIDZE, Irina
Journal: Le Muséon
Volume: 134    Issue: 3-4   Date: 2021   
Pages: 325-352
DOI: 10.2143/MUS.134.3.3290049

Abstract :
The present paper aims to present the digital edition of the Typicon of the Georgian monastery of the Holy Cross near Jerusalem (MS. Georg. d. 2) preserved at the Wardrop Collection of the Bodleian Library, University of Oxford, and prepared as a digital publication in 2019. The manuscript belongs to the Sabaite Typica, liturgical texts encompassing rules for the celebration of the Divine Liturgies throughout the church year. This book originated in Palestine and was translated from Greek into Georgian, Syriac, and Arabic, and adopted as the basis for monasticism within the Orthodox world. The studies of Georgian versions of the Typicon started at the beginning of the 20th century, but in spite of that, the text of this manuscript was neither published nor described in a global context. Considering this text as a part of historical development of liturgical texts, the present paper gives a detailed description of the manuscript, the text and its contents. Comprising facsimiles aligned against Old Georgian text and its translation into Modern Georgian with critical apparatus, lists of named entities and geographical names mentioned in the manuscript, the digital edition of the Typicon is intended to fill the gap in the studies of this text, as well as to deepen the research possibilities by means of computational technologies.

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