Princeton University has the most significant collection of Ethiopian manuscripts in the Americas. Written in the ancient African language of Gəˀəz, these documents represent seven centuries of vibrant literary and artistic creativity on the part of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church. One of the most important of these texts, and the most richly illustrated, is the Täˀammərä Maryam, or Miracles of the Virgin Mary. Scholars and priests from the Ethiopian Orthodox Church will introduce Princeton’s collection, discuss its highlights, and talk about the importance of the Virgin Mary to this tradition. Some of these documents will be on display as well.
RSVP required, to Evgeniia Lambrinaki firstname.lastname@example.org.
Co-sponsored by Princeton University's Council of the Humanities and the Princeton University Library's Rare Books and Special Collections as well as Department of Comparative Literature, the Department of African American Studies, the Program in African Studies, the Program in Medieval Studies, the Index on Christian Art, and the Princeton Art Museum.