A. Pritula


The Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia

HSE University, Moscow, Russia

E‑mail: pritulanna@gmail.com


“Scribal” Quatrains in Poetry Collections: A General Typology and the Question of Origin


Abstract. Since many East Syriac copyists were also poets, they created a number of poetic texts — mostly quatrains — mentioning scribes and their work that obtained much importance in the both literary life and manuscript production of this Church in the Ottoman period. Some of them were placed in poetic anthologies. The current article discusses the problems of the origin and the general typology of such pieces that have never been studied before.


Keywords: Syriac Renaissance, Ottoman period, East Syriac tradition, poetry, verse rendering, scribes, quatrains, poetry collection


Acknowledgements: I am grateful to Dr. Natalia Yu. Chalisova for her help in this study.



DOI: 10.31250/1238-5018-2021-27-1-20-25




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Received by the Editorial Board: 17.01.2021


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