The Maronite Library in Aleppo houses one of the most important collections of manuscripts in the Syrian Arab Republic.
With over 1,600 copies, the collection contains many different works on the Bible, theology, philosophy, history, grammar, literature and science, and a wide variety of other subjects.
The contents of the Library have long been known to Western researchers, but they were never fully catalogued.
This work seeks to remedy this situation, as the latest in a series of three inventories.
The first volume (2008) presented a detailed record and description of the Syrian manuscripts held in the Library, and the second (2011) presented a detailed record and description of the Syrian manuscripts held in the Library, as well as those of Karshuni.
Following the model established by these two previous publications, this book presents the Arabic manuscripts of the collection.
The author provides a brief and concise description of each copy, including the title(s), the names of the author and the copyist, the place and date of the copy, and any formal features useful for the correct identification of the manuscripts.
This edition also includes 50 images and full indexes of titles, names and places.