The series Ethiopic Manuscripts, Texts, and Studies offers, in the first place, catalogues of the Ethiopic Manuscript Imaging Project, whose purpose it is to digitize and catalogue collections of Ethiopic manuscripts in North America and around the world. Beyond this, though, the series offers a venue for monographs, revised dissertations, and texts that explore the rich historical, literary, and artistic traditions of Ethiopia and the Ethiopian Orthodox Church.
From the Series Foreword
This book is the companion to the Catalogue of the Ethiopic Manuscript Imaging Project, Volume 1: Codices 1-105, Magic Scrolls 1-134, and includes at least one colour plate for each of the 105 codices described in that volume.
However, this is far more than just a ‘plates volume’, but a work that expands upon and complements the analytical descriptions of its companion. The editors have selected images from the various codices that reveal a wealth of fascinating detail about Ethiopic manuscripts and scribal practice: cases, covers and coverings, the tooling of leather covers, the layout of text on the page, codex binding, content divisions, iconography and illuminations, the dating of manuscripts, marks of ownership, forged paintings, musical notation, marginal commentaries, and much else.
Along with its companion volume, Ethiopian Scribal Practice 1 constitutes an invaluable research tool for scholars and students in Ethiopian Studies.