Latest news
Most popular
Main menu
News
History
Structure
Personalia
Events
Manuscripts
Publications
IOM Journals
PhD Program
Videos (rus)
Buy books (rus)
Library (rus)
IOM (rus)
What's most interesting for you?

  Print

Musaelian J. On the First Kurdish Edition of the ‘Sharaf-nāma’ by Mullā (Melā) Mahmūd Bāyazīdī // Manuscripta Orientalia. Vol. 5, No 4, December 1999. P. 3-6.


The Sharaf-nāma, a work by the Kurdish historian Sharaf-khān Bidlīsī, is the only monument on the late medieval history of the Kurds, Kurdistan and the neighbouring countries on record. Written in Persian in late sixteenth century, it is a valuable historical and cultural source, which was repeatedly translated into French, Turkish, Arabic, German and Russian. But it was only in 1972 that the composition was published in Sorani, the southern dialect of Kurdish.

Owing to the Description of the Kurdish Manuscripts from Leningrad collections, compiled by the late M.B.Rudenko, a brilliant expert in the Kurdish language and literature, we know that in the manuscript collection of the National Library of Russia there is a translation into the northern dialect of Kurdish (Kurmanji) of the work by Sharaf-khān Bidlīsī entitled Tawārīkh-i qādim-i Kurdistān. The translation which was carried out by the prominent scholar and public figure Mullā (Melā) Mahmūd Bāyazīdī in the mid-nineteenth century deserves special attention as a very valuable specimen of a literary work performed by an enlightened Kurdish author.

The foreword to the translation, compiled by Mullā Mahmūd Bāyazīdī, contains the name of the eminent Russian Orientalist A.Jaba as an initiator of the translation. In his foreword, Mullā Mahmūd Bāyazīdī briefly informs the reader: “This book by Sharaf-khān is a rarity; there are only two to three scripts in the whole of Kurdistan. I have translated it from Persian into Kurmanji on the request of Mr. Jaba”. After that he says that he translated the book in 1275/1858—59.

Who are these two men — A. Jaba and Mullâ Mahmûd Bâyazîdï — whose names are linked inseparably in the history of the Kurdish studies?..

PDF-files

The entire paper

Keywords


Jaba, August
Kurdish manuscripts
Sharaf-khān Bidlīsī
Sharaf-nāma

IOM's page contains
Publications673
Monographs312
Papers359
b_diakonoff_co_nd.jpg
b_diakonoff_1965.jpg
b_ermakov_1998b.jpg
Random news: Announcements
The Eleventh St. Petersburg Tibetological Seminar will be held at the IOM RAS on November 28, 2022.
Read more...


Programming© N.Shchupak; Design© M.Romanov

 Российская академия наук Yandex Money Counter
beacon typebeacon type