Emeritus Professor Robert Allison Publishes on the Monasteries of Mount Athos, Greece

Philotheou Monastery, drawing by Vasily Grigorovich-Barsky, 1744

Emeritus Professor Robert Allison has three forthcoming publications relating to the monastic community of Mount Athos, Greece (the “Holy Mountain”):

  • The first of these, “Libraries, Book Production, and Archives,” surveys the monastic libraries and archives of Mount Athos, which contain the largest collection of Greek manuscripts worldwide. These sites also feature Bulgarian, Georgian, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Turkish, Arabic, and Latin manuscripts, as well as early printed books.
  • The next publication, “A Method for Full Description of Greek Manuscript Akolouthies and Service Books,” proposes a method for analyzing and describing orthodox service books. The service books were a key resource for middle and late Byzantine poetry and music.
  • Finally, “The Lavra of Pteris and the Origins of Philotheou Monastery” addresses the early beginnings of the Philotheou Monastery.

Congratulations to Professor Allison for these important contributions!