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This volume records and describes the 483 Turkish manuscripts in the British Museum at the time of the author. Most of the manuscripts are in Western Turkish, and a few in Eastern. The material is helpfully categorized according to the area of particular concern to the manuscript. Various aspects of Islamic religious practice are covered by several manuscripts. Other general areas represented are history, sciences, the arts, philology, and poetry. The Eastern Turkish materials are given their own section. Each manuscript is meticulously described, and the volume contains useful indices of titles, personal names, and subjects. A must have for any Turkologist, this historic catalogue is once again available.
Publisher: Gorgias Press LLC
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SKU (ISBN): 978-1-59333-932-6
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Publication Date: Nov 20,2008
Interior Color: Black
Trim Size: 8.25 x 10.75
Page Count: 357
Language: English
ISBN: 978-1-59333-932-6
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While a member of the British Museum, the post of “Keeper of Oriental Manuscripts” was created for Charles Rieu. As part of his duties in this post he produced this present historical catalogue. The present collection records and describes the 483 Turkish manuscripts in the Museum at that time. Most of the manuscripts are in Western Turkish, and a few in Eastern. The material is helpfully categorized according to the area of particular concern to the manuscript. Various aspects of Islamic religious practice are covered by several manuscripts. Other general areas represented are history, sciences and arts, philology, and poetry. The Eastern Turkish materials are given their own section. Each manuscript is meticulously described, and the volume contains useful indices of titles, personal names, and subjects. A must have for any Turkologist, this historic catalogue is now once again available.

Charles Pierre Henri Rieu (1820-1902) was a Swiss Orientalist. Educated at the University of Bonn, he took at appointment at the British Museum where a position was specially created for him. After being the Keeper of Oriental Manuscripts at the museum, he became a professor of Arabic at Cambridge University.

While a member of the British Museum, the post of “Keeper of Oriental Manuscripts” was created for Charles Rieu. As part of his duties in this post he produced this present historical catalogue. The present collection records and describes the 483 Turkish manuscripts in the Museum at that time. Most of the manuscripts are in Western Turkish, and a few in Eastern. The material is helpfully categorized according to the area of particular concern to the manuscript. Various aspects of Islamic religious practice are covered by several manuscripts. Other general areas represented are history, sciences and arts, philology, and poetry. The Eastern Turkish materials are given their own section. Each manuscript is meticulously described, and the volume contains useful indices of titles, personal names, and subjects. A must have for any Turkologist, this historic catalogue is now once again available.

Charles Pierre Henri Rieu (1820-1902) was a Swiss Orientalist. Educated at the University of Bonn, he took at appointment at the British Museum where a position was specially created for him. After being the Keeper of Oriental Manuscripts at the museum, he became a professor of Arabic at Cambridge University.

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  • CONTENTS (page 5)
  • PREFACE (page 7)
  • BIBLE (page 13)
  • MUHAMMEDAN THEOLOGY (page 15)
  • HISTORY (page 34)
  • SCIENCES AND ARTS (page 126)
  • PHILOLOGY (page 146)
  • POETRY (page 164)
  • TURKI OR EASTERN TURKISH (page 275)
  • INDEX OF TITLES (page 315)
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