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A Resource Guide to the Manuscript Collections of St. Catherine’s Monastery on Mt. Sinai, the Monasteries of Mt. Athos, and the Libraries of the Greek and Armenian Patriarchates of Jerusalem

Compiled by Emily Chesley, 2016 Junior Fellow in the Humanities and Social Sciences Division

This guide was created by Emily Chesley as part of the Digitization of Monastery Manuscripts project at the Library of Congress. Ms. Chesley was a 2016 Junior Fellow in the Humanities and Social Sciences Division and is an M.Div. candidate at Princeton Theological Seminary.

She wishes to thank Jay Sweany, Cheryl Adams, Levon Avdoyan, Harold Leich, Andrew Gaudio, Christa Maher, and Amanda May for their enthusiastic support throughout the summerís project and their assistance with this guide; the friendly and dedicated staff in all the Reading Rooms she visited while researching library sources; and the Library of Congress for hosting the summer Junior Fellows Program.

Image on right: Figure 1 (Title Page): Matthew seated. Illumination in Four Gospels. Digitized Microfilm. 15th century manuscript on paper. Mt. Sinai Collection: MS Greek 165 20v. Library of Congress, Humanities and Social Sciences Division.

Prepared under the auspices of the Library of Congress Recommended Links Group, 2016

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