Mescherskaya E. [Review:] Francoise Briquel-Chatonnet. Manuscrits syriaques. Catalogue. Paris: Bibliotheque nationale de France, 1997, 264 pp. // Manuscripta Orientalia. Vol. 4. No. 1. March 1998. P. 66—68.
A new catalogue of Syriac manuscripts prepared by
F. Briquel-Chatonnet, a noted French Semitologist and specialist
on Syriac literature, offers readers descriptions of
manuscripts held in the four most significant French collections
- the Bibliothèque nationale de France, the Bibliotheque
Méjanes d'Aix-en-Provence, the Bibliothèque municipale
de Lyon, and the Bibliothèque nationale et universitaire
de Strasbourg. The Bibliothèque nationale de Paris
possesses the richest collection among them. The main body
of this collection began to take shape already in the seventeenth
century, while recent acquisitions date to the 1990s.