Vestiges d'une version arabe du discours sur l'invention de la croix d'alexandre de chypre (vi e s.)

Translated title of the contribution: Traces of an Arabic version of the discourse on the invention of the holy cross by Alexander of Cyprus (6th century)

André Binggeli*, Adel Sidarus

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Abstract

In number 123.3-4 (2010) of the current journal, the second author with Samuel Moawad revealed a hitherto unknown medieval Melkite calendrical source on the basis of extensive extracts preserved in the Kitāb al-Tawārīḩ by Abū Šākir Ibn al-Rāhib (1257). In this article, another source used by this author of the golden age of the Coptic Arabic literature is brought to light: a work from the late patristic age (middle of the 6th cent.) by the monk Alexander of Cyprus entitled Historical Discourse on the Invention of the Holy Cross (CPG 7398) of which the existence of an Arabic version was hitherto totally unknown. It is hard to form a precise idea on this version from the two short extracts that have been preserved. But certain clues lead us to believe that Ibn al-Rahib may well have found the passages in an old Arabic Melkite homiliary.
Translated title of the contributionTraces of an Arabic version of the discourse on the invention of the holy cross by Alexander of Cyprus (6th century)
Original languageFrench
Pages (from-to)241-249
Number of pages9
JournalMuseon
Volume125
Issue number1-2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012

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