Joannes Zonaras - Zonar - Old Slavonic Manuscript - Byzantine Canonical collection - 1800/1850

Description
Joannes Zonaras - Zonar - Old Slavonic Manuscript - Byzantine Canonical collection - 1800/1850
Religion - Quantity: 1 - Manuscript

Very rare manuscript from the 19th century! A handwritten work (in Slavonic) of a medieval religious / church book (essay) from the famous Byzantine Chronicles by Joannes Zonaras.

Solid binding of old cloth over solid wooden boards; leather spine; fine binding; contents complete; text complete and well legible; some scattered stains / spots, especially on the first pages and some pages at three quarters of the book.

Now is your chance to get your hands on a unique manuscript!

Dimensions: 23.5 × 18 × 4.5 cm; 278 pp.

---------------------------


Joannes or John Zonaras (12th century) was a Byzantine chronicler and theologian who lived in Constantinople. Under Emperor Alexios I Komnenos he held the offices of head justice and private secretary to the emperor, but after Alexios' death, he retired to the monastery on the Island of Hagia Glykeria in the Aegean Sea, where he spent the rest of his life writing books.

The chronicles (essays) of the “Zonar” (as they were called) were famous in the Middle Ages. Of these chronicles 44 Greek manuscripts have been preserved. They were translated into Slavonic, including Serbian and Russian. At the time of the revival of the Chronicles of the Zonar, the essays were translated into French, Italian and Latin.

Lot details
Object
Manuscript
Number of Books
1
Subject
Religion
Author/ Illustrator
Joannes Zonaras
Book Title
Zonar - Old Slavonic Manuscript - Byzantine Canonical collection
Condition
Good
Publication year oldest item
1800
Publication year youngest item
1850
Edition
1st Edition
Language
Russian
Original language
Yes
Binding/ Material
Mix / Multiple
Number of pages
278
Dimensions
23.5×18 cm
Not registered yet?
By creating your free Catawiki account, you’ll be able to bid on any of our 65,000 special objects up for auction every week.
or Sign in