Russian Expeditions to Central Asia at the Turn of the 20th Century [Российские экспедиции в Центральную Азию в конце XIX — начале XX века]. Collected articles. Edited by I.F. Popova. St Petersburg, Slavia Publishers, 2008. 244 p., ill.
The present edition includes the articles covering the history of exploration of Central Asia by Russian researchers and the stages of study of archaeological, manuscript and ethnographic collections brought by Russian expeditions at the turn of the 20th century. The book is dedicated to the 190th anniversary of the Institute of Oriental Manuscripts (the former Asiatic Museum) of the Russian Academy of Sciences, where unique manuscripts in Oriental languages are kept and studied.
Published with the support of the Ford Foundation
Translated from the Japanese into Russian by V.Yu. Klimov (pp. 176-187) Translated from the Chinese into Russian by I.F.Popova (pp. 219-226) Translated from the English into Russian by IN. Stukalina (pp. 188-218)
Translated from Russian into English
by E.S. Petrova (pp. 11-49),
R.S. Smirnov and S.R. Smirnov (pp. 7, 50-187, 219-226)
On June 24, 2019, at the Near Eastern Seminar organized by the Section of Near Eastern Studies, IOM RAS, Prof of the University of Michigan A.D. Knysh will submit his presentation Sufism and Quran: Evolution of Sufi Exegesis.