Georgian Palimpsesth Manuscripts

Georgian Palimpsesth Manuscripts

Institute(s): Goethe-Universität Frankfurt

Duration: until 2019

CEDIFOR project participants

Prof. Dr. Jost Gippert (Institute for Empirical Linguistics, Goethe University Frankfurt)
Prof. Dr. Manana Tandaschwili (Institute for Empirical Linguistics, Goethe University Frankfurt)

CEDIFOR partner:

Prof. Mzekala Shanidze, Tbilisi State University, Tbilisi, Georgia
Prof. Bernard Outtier, CNRS, Paris, France

Brief description

The project “Georgian Palimpsest Manuscripts” is designed to record palimpsest manuscripts (manuscripts that have been erased by washing or scraping and then rewritten) outside Tbilisi or Georgia in a multispectral way, thereby making the older text level visible and scientifically evaluating it. Following the successful processing of 15 such manuscripts, the Georgian Palimpses manuscripts of the Iviron Monastery in Athos are now being recorded and processed for the first time. For this purpose, a complete digital recording and cataloguing of the approximately 90 Georgian manuscripts of the monastery will be carried out.

Publications:

  • Jost Gippert, „Georgian Manuscripts“, in: Bausi, Alessandro / Borbone, Pier Giorgio / Briquel-Chatonnet, Françoise / Buzi, Paola / Gippert, Jost / Macé, Caroline / Maniaci, Marilena / Melissakis, Zisis / Parodi, Laura E. / Witakowski, Witold (eds.), Comparative Oriental Manuscript Studies. An Introduction, Hamburg: ComSt 2015, 49-51
  • Jost Gippert, „Georgian Codicology“, in: Bausi, Alessandro / Borbone, Pier Giorgio / Briquel-Chatonnet, Françoise / Buzi, Paola / Gippert, Jost / Macé, Caroline / Maniaci, Marilena / Melissakis, Zisis / Parodi, Laura E. / Witakowski, Witold (eds.), Comparative Oriental Manuscript Studies. An Introduction, Hamburg: ComSt 2015, 175-186
  • Jost Gippert, „Palimpsests of Caucasian Provenance. Reflections on Diplomatic Editing“; in: Bausi, Alessandro / Borbone, Pier Giorgio / Briquel-Chatonnet, Françoise / Buzi, Paola / Gippert, Jost / Macé, Caroline / Maniaci, Marilena / Melissakis, Zisis / Parodi, Laura E. / Witakowski, Witold (eds.), Comparative Oriental Manuscript Studies. An Introduction, Hamburg: ComSt 2015, 403-410.
  • Jost Gippert / Bernard Outtier, „Catalogues of Georgian Manuscripts“, in: Bausi, Alessandro / Borbone, Pier Giorgio / Briquel-Chatonnet, Françoise / Buzi, Paola / Gippert, Jost / Macé, Caroline / Maniaci, Marilena / Melissakis, Zisis / Parodi, Laura E. / Witakowski, Witold (eds.), Comparative Oriental Manuscript Studies. An Introduction, Hamburg: ComSt 2015, 487-489
  • Jost Gippert, „Catalogues and Cataloguing of Oriental Manuscripts in The Digital Age“, in: Bausi, Alessandro / Borbone, Pier Giorgio / Briquel-Chatonnet, Françoise / Buzi, Paola / Gippert, Jost / Macé, Caroline / Maniaci, Marilena / Melissakis, Zisis / Parodi, Laura E. / Witakowski, Witold (eds.), Comparative Oriental Manuscript Studies. An Introduction, Hamburg: ComSt 2015, 531-537
  • Jost Gippert, „The Secondary Life of Old Georgian Manuscripts“, manuscript cultures 8 (2015), 99-137