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Title:The Study of Geez Manuscripts in Tegre Province
Author:Cowley, Roger
Periodical:Journal of Ethiopian Studies
Geographic term:Ethiopia
Subjects:Ethiopian-Semitic languages
Peoples of Africa (Ethnic Groups)
External link:https://www.jstor.org/stable/41965820
Abstract:Prepared by the author from information supplied by Fitawrari Aleme Teferu. The library of the residence of his Highness Ras Mengesha Siyum in Makalle is in charge of Fitawrari 'Alämé Täfäru, who is assisted by Aleqa Marqos Täwäldä Mädhen and two scribes. Their work, under the auspices of the Tegre Tentawi Qers Mättasäbeya Derejjet (Organisation for the preservation of antiquities), consists of the cataloguing, studying, repairing and copying of Geez MSS brought in from churches and monasteries. When the necessary work has been completed, the MSS are returned to the churches that own them. Presented here is a fragmentary list of the MSS catalogued so far. Ref., list of churches that have brought books for cataloguing, list of MSS (biblical and associated MSS; books of doctrine, teaching etc; stories of Saints etc.; books of history; others).