Theological texts. IE TCD MS 32 Public Deposited

Theological texts. IE TCD MS 32

Alternative title
  • Matthew palimpsest
  • Codex Z
Shelf Mark/Reference Number
  • IE TCD MS 32
Rights statement
  • Copyright The Board of Trinity College Dublin. Images are available for single-use academic application only. Publication, transmission or display is prohibited without formal written approval of the Library of Trinity College, Dublin.
Publisher location
  • Place of creation unidentified
Date Created
  • between approximately 550-1250
Physical extent
  • 32 folios
  • 260mm x 250mm
  • Theological texts (13th century); Matthew palimpsest (‘Codex Z’, 6th century).
  • This is a temporary basic record and will be replaced with scholarly research as proposed in the project below. Trinity College Library holds over 100 Greek manuscripts and fragments that are less widely known than they deserve because they have not been satisfactorily catalogued. The manuscripts, ranging in date from the 6th to the 16th centuries, include such highlights as a Greek Psalter (MS 27), the Isaiah palimpsest (MS 28/2), the glossed humanist text of the Iliad (MS 922), as well as the canon law collections in MSS 199, 200 and 220. The entries in the Catalogue of the manuscripts in the Library of Trinity College Dublin, compiled by TK Abbott (Dublin 1900) give only the briefest description of title, date and occasional mention of content. The proposed catalogue of Greek manuscripts will be compiled by Dr Barbara Crostini. The aim of the first year of this project is to produce detailed descriptions of all the medieval manuscripts up to the year 1500 (approximately 23 of the collection total of 103 manuscripts fall within this date range). Dr Crostini will compile detailed notes of the contents of the manuscripts, ranging from biblical and patristic to classical texts, identifying texts in modern editions. Each codex will be given a full physical description: history of the manuscript (inscriptions and provenance), notes on dates, hands, decoration, measurements, bindings and any notable physical features. This project will exploit the multispectral imaging of the Greek manuscripts, undertaken by Prof Dieter Harlfinger (Hamburg University) in 2004, assisting in the identification of texts and sequencing of scripts for the palimpsest codices.
Resource type
  • ink
  • Greek
Digital Object Id
  • MS32_01
  • 0034388


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