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The historic repair and reuse of Byzantine wooden bookboards in the manuscript collection of the monastery of St Catherine, Sinai

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This paper discusses the historic repair and reuse of wooden bookboards on Byzantine Greek-style bookbindings in the library of the monastery of St Catherine, Sinai. It is based on a detailed condition survey of the monastery’s manuscripts that also provided a comprehensive description of the materials and structures of these manuscripts. A total of 124 wooden boards with repairs to major splits was found on 101 manuscripts. These repaired boards have been categorised by damage to the boards,...

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Peer reviewed
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
GLAM
Department:
Bodleian Libraries ; Conservation and Collection Care
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Author
ORCID:
0000-0003-1601-7205
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Institution:
University of the Arts, London
Department:
Ligatus Research Unit
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Author
Publisher:
Archetype Publications Publisher's website
Pages:
68-77
Host title:
Holding it all together: ancient and modern approaches to joining, repair and consolidation
Publication date:
2009-01-01
URN:
uuid:86c26501-b6f1-4077-9b76-d12d0897fcb9
Local pid:
ora:3065
ISBN:
9781904982470

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