Book/Printed Material Alphabetum ibericum, sive georgianum : cum Oratione dominicali, Salutatione angelica, Symbolo fidei, Præceptis Decalogi, Ecclesiæ Sacramentis, & Operibus miseracordiæ ; latina, & iberica lingua compositis, & charactere georgiano impressis ; accesserunt Litaniæ B.V. eisdem lingua, & characteribus ibericis

About this Item

Title

  • Alphabetum ibericum, sive georgianum : cum Oratione dominicali, Salutatione angelica, Symbolo fidei, Præceptis Decalogi, Ecclesiæ Sacramentis, & Operibus miseracordiæ ; latina, & iberica lingua compositis, & charactere georgiano impressis ; accesserunt Litaniæ B.V. eisdem lingua, & characteribus ibericis

Summary

  • Alphabetum ibericum, sive georgianum: cum Oratione (Iberian or Georgian alphabet with prayers) is one of the first two books printed in Georgian using moveable type. In the 1620s, the Sacred Congregation for the Propagation of the Faith, the body of the Roman Catholic Church established in the early 17th century for the purpose of spreading Catholicism in non-Catholic countries, began to train monks going to Georgia for missionary work. The monks were taught Georgian by Niceforo Irbachi Giorgiano, the ambassador of the Georgian king, Teimuraz I, in Rome. The sacred congregation's printers cast the Georgian type and published several books in Georgian in 1629, including a Georgian-Italian dictionary and this small volume of prayers and devotions. The book includes a table with the Georgian alphabet and the sounds signified by its letters and their Latin equivalents, followed by the texts in Georgian of the Pater noster (Lord's Prayer), Ave maria (Hail Mary), the Credo, and other basic texts. Christianity began its spread into Georgia in the early centuries of the first millennium AD. The resulting Georgian Orthodox Church, founded in the fourth century AD, has been in communion with the Orthodox churches since the first decade of the seventh century, but it has never been subject to the authority of the Roman Catholic Church. World Digital Library.

Names

  • Catholic Church. Congregatio de Propaganda Fide

Created / Published

  • Romae : Typis Sac. Congr. de Propag. Fide, 1629.

Headings

  • -  Catholic Church--Prayers and devotions
  • -  Georgian language--Readers
  • -  Georgian language--Alphabet

Notes

  • -  "Euntes in universum mundum prædicate evang. omni creat."--T.p.
  • -  Near East Cage: Georgian.
  • -  Title from cover.
  • -  Woodcuts: Seal of Propaganda Fide on cover, publishers' and printers' devices.
  • -  Also available in digital form.
  • -  Georgian and Latin.
  • -  Near East scanned

Medium

  • [32] p. : ill. (woodcuts) ; 17 cm.

Call Number/Physical Location

  • PK9108 .A52 1629

Digital Id

Library of Congress Control Number

  • 2007553496

Online Format

  • pdf
  • image

Additional Metadata Formats

IIIF Presentation Manifest

Rights & Access

The Library of Congress is unaware of any copyright or other restrictions in the World Digital Library Collection. Absent any such restrictions, these materials are free to use and reuse. Researchers are encouraged to review the source information attached to each item. For information on contacting WDL partner organizations, see this archived list of partners

The Library asks that researchers approach the materials in this collection with respect for the culture and sensibilities of the people whose lives, ideas, and creativity are documented here.

Credit Line: [Original Source citation], World Digital Library

More about Copyright and other Restrictions

For additional information and contact information for many of the partner organizations, see this archived capture of the World Digital Library site from 2021.

For guidance about compiling full citations consult Citing Primary Sources.

Cite This Item

Citations are generated automatically from bibliographic data as a convenience, and may not be complete or accurate.

Chicago citation style:

Catholic Church. Congregatio De Propaganda Fide. Alphabetum ibericum, sive georgianum: cum Oratione dominicali, Salutatione angelica, Symbolo fidei, Præceptis Decalogi, Ecclesiæ Sacramentis, & Operibus miseracordiæ ; latina, & iberica lingua compositis, & charactere georgiano impressis ; accesserunt Litaniæ B.V. eisdem lingua, & characteribus ibericis. Romae: Typis Sac. Congr. de Propag. Fide, 1629. Pdf. https://www.loc.gov/item/2007553496/.

APA citation style:

Catholic Church. Congregatio De Propaganda Fide. (1629) Alphabetum ibericum, sive georgianum: cum Oratione dominicali, Salutatione angelica, Symbolo fidei, Præceptis Decalogi, Ecclesiæ Sacramentis, & Operibus miseracordiæ ; latina, & iberica lingua compositis, & charactere georgiano impressis ; accesserunt Litaniæ B.V. eisdem lingua, & characteribus ibericis. Romae: Typis Sac. Congr. de Propag. Fide. [Pdf] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2007553496/.

MLA citation style:

Catholic Church. Congregatio De Propaganda Fide. Alphabetum ibericum, sive georgianum: cum Oratione dominicali, Salutatione angelica, Symbolo fidei, Præceptis Decalogi, Ecclesiæ Sacramentis, & Operibus miseracordiæ ; latina, & iberica lingua compositis, & charactere georgiano impressis ; accesserunt Litaniæ B.V. eisdem lingua, & characteribus ibericis. Romae: Typis Sac. Congr. de Propag. Fide, 1629. Pdf. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2007553496/>.