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.
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- Author/ Illustrator
- Joannes Zonaras
- Book Title
- Zonar - Old Slavonic Manuscript - Byzantine Canonical collection
- Publication year oldest item
- Publication year youngest item
- 1st Edition
- Original language
- Binding/ Material
- Mix / Multiple
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- 23.5×18 cm