Assemani, Elia (fl. ca. 1700) [Maron.]
Educated at the Maronite College in Rome, he was appointed archbishop of Antioch by the Patr. al-Duwayhīwho then sent him to France on a diplomatic mission. Subsequently in 1707 Pope Clement XI sent him to Egypt to collect mss. for the Vatican Library (he came back with 70). It was on his return journey that his boat on the Nile capsized and the manuscripts had to be rescued from the water.
- K. Rizk, ‘Assémani, Élie’, in Encyclopédie Maronite, vol. 1 (1992), 437.
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Brock, Sebastian P. “Assemani, Elia.” In Assemani, Elia. Edited by Sebastian P. Brock, Aaron M. Butts, George A. Kiraz and Lucas Van Rompay. Digital edition prepared by David Michelson, Ute Possekel, and Daniel L. Schwartz. Gorgias Press, 2011; online ed. Beth Mardutho, 2018. https://gedsh.bethmardutho.org/Assemani-Elia.
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