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Collecting manuscripts and scrolls in Ethiopia: The missions of Johannes Flemming (1905) and Enno Littmann (1906)

Abstract : Ethiopian manuscripts collection in Berlin, Germany, were mainly collected at the beginning of the 20th c. First by Johannes Flemming, who travelled in Shawa in 1905 and pruchased 70 manuscripts and 10 scrolls. Then Enno Littmann, In 1905 and 1906, collected manuscripts in Tigray, sponsored first by Princeton, second by the German He collected 149 manuscripts and 167 scrolls, and gave 48 manuscripts and 20 scrolls to the Royal Library in Berlin. Apart from a few items kept in Littmann's private collection and today in Halle-an-der-Saale, the rest became part of Robert Garret's manuscripts collection, who later donated them to Princeton in 1942 as part of the Garrett Collection. This article analyses the condition of collect of the manuscript in Ethiopia and depicts the most important codices.
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Anaïs Wion. Collecting manuscripts and scrolls in Ethiopia: The missions of Johannes Flemming (1905) and Enno Littmann (1906). S. Wenig. In kaiserlichem Auftrag: Die Deutsche Aksum-Expedition 1906 unter Enno Littmann, vol. 2: Altertumskundliche Untersuchungen in Tigray/Äthiopien, 2, Reichert Verlag, 2012, Forschungen zur Archäologie Außereuropäischer Kulturen, 9783895008900. ⟨halshs-00524382⟩

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