Setting up a new publication forum

The new research principles and approach developed by CBM require a new publication platform. A publication plan was created with the support of Brepols Publishers and the PThU. Brepols Publishers has participated in CBM development since its very start in 2009 (Bart Janssens and Luc Jocqué, Brepols editorial managers), bringing in valuable advice in the area of cataloguing.

In line with current developments regarding the publishing of academic results (open access etc), CBM has decided to conduct a dual publication strategy, which implies:

  1. the creation of a new series of short catalogues in printed book form to be published by Brepols Publishers (Turnhout, Belgium) - expert in catalogues of manuscripts - a long term enterprise concerning the whole range of Byzantine manuscripts in liturgical context [see CBM-Brepols Publication Plan], including a second Pinakes series of liturgical readings and third Subsidia series (collected papers of working meetings, dissertations, specific studies, etc.). The book catalogue editions allow one to enter into more depth for individual codex types.
  2. the setting up of a free access digital publication channel, freely accessible on the PThU/CBM website, considered as a permanent laboratory and forerunner to the printed catalogues, displaying:
    • CBM’s comprehensive approach to Byzantine manuscripts in their original liturgical embedding by showing the interrelated ‘network’ of connected codices;
    • the interrelation of large groups of manuscripts, without losing the oversight of the whole and without falling back into isolated subgroups;
    • CBM’s Short Catalogue strategy, by creating quick insight into a codex type group, in contrast to full-scale local catalogue collection work, which is a laborious process and quite often lost in too much detail of lesser relevance for one’s understanding of the content and function of codices;
    • digitised photographic reproductions of integral codices, page design, in full colour, showing the function of these aspects with minimal production costs.

The combination of digital and printed publication forms is complementary.

Existing CBM publications

PhD Dissertation SR 2007: [lauching the codico-liturgical approach]

S. Royé: The Inner Cohesion between the Bible and the Fathers in Byzantine Tradition. Towards a codico-liturgical approach to the Byzantine biblical and patristic manuscripts, Tilburg: Orthodox Logos, 2007.

Art. in Sacris Erudiri SR: 2008: [summary presentation of new approach]

S. Royé, “An Assessment of Byzantine Codex and Catalogue Research. Towards the Construction of a New Series of Catalogues of Byzantine Manuscripts”, in Sacris Erudiri 47 (2008), pp. 5-145.

Pinakes of Evangelion readings, pilot edition SR&SO: 2009. [unpublished]

Pinakes of the Byzantine Synaxarion & Menologion Anagnosmata. Liturgical substrata of Biblical and Patristic anagnosmata as found in Evangelion, Apostolos, Prophetologion, Panegyrikon and other Byzantine codices, Part I: Evangelion Anagnosmata, by the Editors of the Catalogue of Byzantine Manuscripts Programme [Kampen 2009].

Art. in Sacris Erudiri SR: 2010. [Karakallou catalogue: example of comprehensive nature monastic collection of Byzantine manuscripts]

  • S. Royé, “The Γενικὸς Ἀλφαβητικὸς Κατάλογος: the handwritten catalogue of the collection of Byzantine manuscripts of Hiera Mone Karakallou (Mount Athos)”, Sacris Erudiri 49 (2010), pp. 439-536
  • S. Royé, “De vergeten versie van de Bijbel in de Byzantijnse handschriften”, Theologisch Debat 7e jaargang “Heilige Teksten” (september 2010), pp. 40-47.

Collected Papers Kampen Expert Meeting in 2009 published in 2013 [see Overview List of contents]

K. Spronk, G. Rouwhorst, S. Royé (eds.), A Catalogue of Byzantine Manuscripts in their Liturgical Context: Challenges and Perspectives, (Collected Papers resulting from the expert meeting of the Catalogue of Byzantine manuscripts programme held at the PThU in Kampen, the Netherlands on 6th to 7th November 2009), Brepols Publishers, Turnhout, 2013.

  • K. Spronk, G. Rouwhorst, S. Royé, “Preamble: CBM explained: Leading principles, aim and methodology of the Catalogue of Byzantine Manuscripts Programme”.
  • S. Royé, “The cohesion between the Ammonian-Eusebian apparatus and the Byzantine liturgical pericope system in Tetraevangelion codices: Stages in the creation, establishment and evolution of Byzantine codex forms”.
  • S. Royé, “The coenobitic Τυπικόν and principles of liturgical composition of codices: the liturgical context of the Mone Karakallou collection of Byzantine manuscripts”.
  • K. Spronk, G. Rouwhorst, S. Royé, “CBM Publication Plan for Brepols Publishers”.

Expected publications by CBM researchers

Brepols, CBM Series 3: Subsidia: Dissertation on the Panegyrikon codex type [ed. PhD Joan Lena]

Brepols, CBM Series 3: Subsidia: Collected Papers Athens working meetings 2012-2013 [eds. SR, GR, SA].

Brepols, CBM Series 2, Pinakes 1: Typikon Evergetis liturgical network of readings [ed. Joan Lena].

Brepols, CBM Series 1, Vols I 1: Short Catalogue of Tetraevangelion codex type [ed. SR].

  • J. Lena [diss.], The Panegyrikon Codex in its liturgical function as basis for for a new catalogue model of Panegyrikon codices, Turnhout [forthcoming in CBM Subsidia Series].
  • S. Alexopoulos, G. Rouwhorst & S. Royé (eds.): Byzantine Codices in Liturgical context. A New Approach to cataloguing Byzantine manuscripts. I. The Athens CBM Meeting : Biblical, Liturgical and Hymnographical Codices, (Collected Papers resulting from the Athens expert meeting of the Catalogue of Byzantine Manuscripts programme held at the Church of St. George, Halandri, in Athens on 8th to 10th November 2011), [New CBM Subsidia Series: Brepols Publishers, Turnhout].
  • S. Royé, Catalogue of Byzantine Manuscripts in Liturgical Context. Corpus of New Testament codex types. Vol. I. 1: Tetraevangelion [New Series: Brepols Publishers, Turnhout, first volume in new CBM catalogue series].

Fr. S. Ovsiannikov, E. Alexandrovna & S. Royé (eds.), Pinax of Liturgical Gospel Readings according to two early Evangelion codices: Athos Dionysiou 1 (VIII c.) and St. Petersburg Б І №5 (985 A. D.), the editio princeps (Venice 1539) and a recent edition (Athens, 2003) [New Pinakes of Liturgical Reading Series: Vol. 2: Brepols Publishers, Turnhout].