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The Manuscript Collection Kept at the IOM RAS

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{ the applications should be sent to mssdep@yandex.ru }

At this section, the information on the catalogues of the manuscripts collection kept at the IOM RAS, and on the monographs and papers devoted to various mss is kept. By means of the indices to the catalogues you can get clear conception of the collection kept and define if there are any mss you are interested in. Papers on the history of the formation of certain parts of the collection are provided below.

The History of the Formation of the Manuscript Collection

The Arabic Collection (Dr A.Khalidov)

In 1986, The Arabic Manuscripts Kept at the Institute of Oriental Studies. A Brief Catalogue was published, being the completion of the work carried out by several generations of St Petersburg scholars; the collection of Arabic manuscripts had been gathered over more than 150 years and they had been catalogued on many occasions. Ch.D.Frähn, B.A.Dorn, V.R.Rosen, K.G.Salemann, I.J.Krachkovsky and V.I.Belyayev, each in his own time, spoke about the primary importance of the cataloging of Arabic manuscripts kept at the Asiatic Museum (AM) and took some practical measures for this purpose. Like some other Orientalists, they did a lot to open the manuscripts treasures of the AM for experts and broader circles, but the number of manuscripts kept increasing and the entire project had never been brought to fulfillment. More...

The Tibetan Collection (Dr A.Zorin)

The IOM Tibetan collection consists of a huge number of texts – by the end of 2016, more than 20,000 items (varying from big volumes to single folios) have been numbered and it will take several years more to complete the processing of the collection, the total number may exceed 30,000 of items. Without doubt, this is one of the biggest collections of Tibetan literature world-wide. More...

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