Rudenko М.В. Essays on Medieval Kurdish Literature / Preparation of the manuscript for publication, preface, comments, and indices by Zh.S.Musaelyan; Supplement: М.B.Rudenko. Materials and outlines for the lecture "The Kurds: Everyday life, customs, habits, and culture". St. Petersburg: Contrast, 2014. 280 p. (Asiatica). ISBN 978-5-4380-0088-4.
Margarita B. Rudenko (1926-1976) was an orientalist, expert in Kurdish studies, translator, the founder of a new direction in Kurdology — the exploration of Medieval literary manuscripts written on the dialect of Kurmanji. The present edition is a course of lectures delivered by М.B.Rudenko at the Yerevan University Faculty of Oriental Studies in 1970. It contains general information about the Kurds and Kurdistan, as well as a survey of creative work of poets writing in the 14th - early 19th centurics on the dialects of Kurmanji and Gorani.
In the supplement there are published materials for a lecture entitled "The Kurds: everyday life, customs, habits, and culture" (1970), in which the author describes her own observations made in the 1950-1960s in Kurd villages of Armenia, Georgia and Middle Asia.
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