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Editorial to the CBM website online (June 2014)

This website of the Catalogue of Byzantine Manuscripts project presents an outline of the CBM principles and methodology, pilot editions and first publication forms before they will be elaborated into printed books (CBM-Brepols Series).

The use of photographic reproductions of manuscripts, in various forms, is of great help in the presentation of the integral codex, in its three-dimensional format and covers, page-design, functional iconography ornamentation (headpieces, headbands, final decoration lines), titles, prefatory and marginal apparatus elements, script forms, and so on. Available photographs are not yet included in this first website publication.

The website arrangement:


introduce CBM in shortest possible way and visitors of the website can look to those aspects in which they are interested.

CBM Project

explains the institutional and organisational facets.


introduces the central new research methodology which is called codico-liturgical and a bibliography on the most relevant specialised literature.

CBM Short Catalogue

is the heart of the website, in which the short catalogue form of the NT codex types according to their liturgical formation is presented for the first time in their overall codico-liturgical framework (see Portal of Portals).  Except the introductory matters and diagrams (visualisation of codex type compositions), there are Tables I-IX with Explanations which accompany the Tables.


present the foundational part of the CBM Short Catalogue, presenting the catalogues of local libraries and related literature. The framework is launched and the data will be filled in in the coming CBM updates.


will contain the international cooperation, which started in several countries (Germany, Great Britain, Italy, Russia, Norway) and in particular with Greece (see NWO Internationalisation Project 2010-2013) and include the list of institutions and researchers supporting CBM.


tell about the CBM Brepols Publication Plan, what is published until now and what is expected.

Editorial & Column

communicates website updates, research initiatives, gives voice to new visions and ideas, and colleagues will be invited to venture their opinion.

The editors hope warmly that this CBM website will support everybody who is interested in Byzantine manuscript studies of biblical, liturgical, exegetic, homiletic, hagiological, ascetic content and that it will contribute to the initiation and coordinate of projects set up in different universities in the world.

Klaas Spronk, Stefan Royé

CBM website: What's new

April 2016

Website arrangement Portal I (NT codex types)

see Portal I

March 2016

Additions: Portal Omega Typikon
2.2 Dimitrievsky's Euchologion volume
6. Bibliography Typikon (Update)

Additions: Portal Omega

Typikon: 2.1 Dimitrievsky's Typikon Volumes

Typikon Evergetis
5. Concordant Index of quire numbers and foliation
6. Pilot of Extended Short Catalogue: Typikon Evergetis

see Portal Ω

March 2016

Online Framework of OT corpora
Online Extended Short Catalogue Psalterion codex Leimonos 65 (Pilot)

see Portal III

Febr. 2016

Online Framework of OT&NT corpora
Online Short Catalogue of pandect codices
Online Extended Short Catalogue of codex Sinaiticus (Pilot)

see Portal II

Jan. 2016

Online Extended Short Catalogue of Typikon Evergetis codex

see Portal IV

Jan. 2016

Online Short Catalogue of codex types: Athens Pilot

see Portal IV

Jan. 2016

Update Portal of Portals: Revised General Introduction

see Portal of Portals

Jan. 2016

Online pre-publication of Athens CP abstracts

see Publications

June 2014

Start CBM website, including:

  • Framework of the whole CBM laboratory
  • Framework of Short Catalogue Form -
    Integrated view on biblical corpora:
    Portal I: NT corpora
    Portal II: OT&NT corpora
    Portal III: OT corpora
  • Framework of Short Catalogue: NT codex types (in libaries worldwide)

see CBM Short Catalogue