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Konstantinou tou Manassē Synopsis historikē = Const. Manassis Breviarium historicum

Manasses, Constantine, -1187
Parisiis: E Typographia Regia, 1655


Digital Facsimile

[8], 136, [4], 137-197, [9] p. ; 45 cm.

First part of title in Greek characters, transliterated.

Vol. 10 of Corpus Byzantinae historiae.

Includes index.

Engraved title page vignette (royal arms of Louis XIV of France), head- and tail-pieces (culs-de-lampe) and initials; marginal notes.

Colophon: Parisiis, in Typographia Regia, curante Sebastiano Cramoisy, Regis ac Reginae Regentis Architypographo. MDCLV [1655].

Added half-title page: Constantini Manassis Breviarium historicum. et Georgius Codinus De originibus Constantinopolitanis.

First critical edition of the Chronicle of Constantine Manasses, in 6733 political verses, which carries Byzantine history down the ascension to the throne of Alexius Comnenus, in 1081. Manasses, who flourished in the first half of the 12th century, dedicates his work to Irene, the enlightened sister-in-law of Manuel Comnenus.

This, with GeorgiI Codini Excerpta de antiquitatibus Constantinopolitanis, both printed in "Grec du Roi," form v.10 of the Corpus Byzantinae historiae, inaugurated at the Imprimerie Royale in 1645.

Dedicatory letter of Johannes Meurs ([4] pages) inserted between p.136 and 137.

With: Georgi Codini Excerpta de antiquitatibus Constantinopolitanis. Paris : e typographi Regia., 1655.



Greek, Ancient (to 1453), Latin


Byzantine Empire -- History -- To 527.; Byzantine Empire -- History -- 527-1081.; Byzantine Empire -- Civilization -- Early works to 1800.; Byzantine Empire -- Kings and rulers -- Early works to 1800.