Papers of Alphonse Mingana (), scholar and curator of oriental manuscripts. Includes proofs of the index of his catalogue of his collection of Middle. Alphonse Mingana. Language of Material. English Amharic Arabic Armenian Coptic Georgian Hebrew Turkish Ottoman Persian Syriac. Physical. Alphonse Mingana (born as Hurmiz Mingana; Syriac: ܗܪܡܙ ܡܢܓܢܐ , in at Sharanesh, a village near Zakho (present day Iraq) – died 5 December

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Mingana Collection

Professor Puin was the head of a restoration project, commissioned by the Yemeni government, which spent a significant amount of time examining the ancient Qur’anic manuscripts discovered in Sana’a, Yemen, in The book examines widely held beliefs about the historical origins and sources of the Islamic holy book.

Related Material The Orchard Learning Resources Centre and the University of Birmingham, Special Collections Department holds a rich collection of archives relating to missions, charities and other religious and ecclesiastical organisations and individuals. Member feedback about The Origins of the Koran: Gorgias Press is an independent academic publisher specializing in the history and religion of the Middle East and the larger pre-modern world.

The library holds personal papers and le The Syriac manuscripts include works on church documents, gospels, works on liturgy, lives of saints and homilies.

This is a list of modern individuals. Alphonse was born to Paolus Mingana and Maryam Nano, and had seven siblings.

In the same year, Mingana moved to the John Rylands Library, Manchester to work as a curator of Oriental manuscripts; his catalogue of this collection was published in David of Basra, alphoonse rendered Dudi of Basra[1] or David of Charax,[2] was a 3rd- and 4th-century CE Christian Metropolitan bishop who undertook missionary work in India around the year [1] in some sources.

Alphonse Mingana – Wikipedia

Princely Gifts and Papal treasures: The annual reports of the curator of the Mingana collection is referenced: The first catalogue describing Syriac manuscripts was published in Chronicle of Arbela topic The Chronicle of Arbela claims to record the early history of Christianity in the city which is now known as Erbil, Iraq, but which was then Arbela, capital of Adiabene.


Back Mesopotamia Egypt Anatolia. Please see online catalogue for further details. Most of them have never been published and are extant only in manuscripts.

Patriarchs of the Church of the East Revolvy Brain revolvybrain. In this initial foray into publishing the manuscripts in his personal collection, Mingana offers translations and critical comments on seven documents: Related Material Cadbury Research Library: Special Collections will assist where possible with identifying copyright owners, but responsibility for ensuring copyright clearance rests with the user of the material.

The collection came to be cared for by the University of Birmingham’s Special Collections department when the Selly Oak Colleges merged with the University. Later the caliph was recalled by the sultan who needed him to quell a more serious rising in the East when Malik Shah took Hamadan. As a successful and enlightened Quaker, Cadbury was a facilitator, a benefactor. Though his interest was mainly in Eastern Christianity, his considerable knowledge of Islam enabled him to lecture on Islamic history and literature as well.

Like the majority of Assyrians in the Zakho region, his family belonged to the Chaldean Catholic Church. For ancient Assyrians, see Category: Less information is available to show how the Persian, Turkish, Armenian, Ethiopic and Latin manuscripts came to be acquired, as well as those manuscripts from other collections which are now stored with the central Mingana collection.

A thousand thanks to God! Early Christian Mystics Woodbrooke Studies 7. It includes important information on Catalogue of the Mingana Collection of Manuscripts 3-volume set This multi-volume set is the catalogue for the famed Mingana Collection of Syriac and Arabic manuscripts.

Member feedback about Bibliography of Christianity in China: Mingana here looks at the early history of Christianity in India, with references to most if not all of the passages in Syriac and Christian Arabic literature, as well as other documentary evidence, pertaining to the subject.

The Mingana Collection is made up of: Custodial History There are two groups of papers sub-fonds in the collection. Mingana added to the collection with manuscripts acquired on two further trips to the Middle East in andboth trips were financed solely by Edward Cadbury. Member feedback about Chronicle of Arbela: Member feedback about Isa name: Accruals Further deposits are not expected. Scope and Content The manuscripts are mostly on religious subjects, although the Islamic Arabic ones include philology, literature and science.


During the time Mingana was in Manchester, Edward Cadbury sponsored him to undertake three journeys to the Middle East to collect manuscripts.

In the Library built in Selly Oak to house the collection was opened. Mohammed Ghani Hikmat, — September 12, was an Iraqi sculptor and artist credited with creating some of Baghdad’s highest profile sculptures and monuments. In the manuscript, which is held by the University of Birmingham,[1] was radiocarbon dated to between and AD in the Islamic calendar, between 56 BH and 25 AH.

In Mingana made the first of three trips to the Middle East to collect ancient Syriac and Arabic manuscripts. Conditions Governing Access Open. Personal Names Mingana Alphonse Finally Cadbury used dealers and also received gifts from prominent Quaker families.

Alphonse Mingana

Low to High Price: In Mingana moved back to Birmingham to focus on cataloging the collection. Arrangement The Collection comprised of Middle Eastern manuscripts is arranged by language and within each language by shelf number.

Hadith scholars Revolvy Brain revolvybrain. Born the twin daughters[1][2] of John Smith of Irvine, Ayrshire, Scotland, they learned more than twelve languages between them, and became pioneers in their academic work, and benefactors to the Presbyterian Church of England, especially to Westminster College, Cambridge.

In the same year Mingana was appointed to the staff of the John Rylands Library in Manchester to catalogue the Library’s collection of Arabic manuscripts.

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