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Codex typology

A manuscript is assigned a ‘type’ from the very moment it is described or catalogued, with a single word, or by means of an extensive description of its contents. CBM distinguishes between the typology (names) found in the Byzantine codices themselves (Tetraevangelion, Evangelion, Praxapostolos, Apostolos, Apostoloevangelion) and the names assigned them by later (non-Byzantine) catalographers, often in Latin and also in other Western European languages. Primarily the latter found their way into modern scientific practice and thus into modern catalogues. In many aspects they are not representative for the codices themselves.