Migration, De-Stalinisation, Privatisation, and the New Muslim Congregations in the Soviet Realm (1950s-2000s)
Stéphane A. Dudoignon / Christian Noack (eds.) - 2013
The larger part of the Muslim population in the Soviet realm lived and continues to live in rural areas. Other than in many parts of the present-day world of Islam, alternative, self-segregated, often anti-establishment Muslim congregations emerged outside the big urban agglomerations of the former USSR. Among other factors of this emergence can be mentioned: the mass resettlements operated from the 1940s to the 1970s towards cash-crop growing lowlands; the tight limitation on the drift from the land by the Soviet authoritie...
Selected Manchu Studies
Contributions to History, Literature, and Shamanism of the Manchus
Giovanni Stary - 2013
Giovanni Stary is an outstanding specialist in Manchu Studies. Till his recent retirement he held the chair of Manchu at the University of Venice (Italy). Stary covered many fields, especially literature, shamanism, history. He convinced scholars that Manchu was not just a dead language but had merits of its own and deserved to be recognized as an independent discipline. Besides focusing on the early history of the Manchus and Manchu indigenous literature, he discovered the literature of the Sibe, Manchus in Xinjiang’s Ili...
Turkish Religious Texts in Latin Script from 18th Century South-Eastern Anatolia
Transcriptions, Translations, and a Study of the Language
Tadeusz Majda - 2013
The manuscript no 35 of the Manuscript Collection of the John Rylands Library in Manchester contains a Turkish text in Latin script from the Diyarbakır region dated 1768. The text represents verses from the Gospels and Old Testament, religious teachings and quotations. The Turkish-language transcription takes up 32 folios. The author, Father Gery Desiré, remains a mystery. The Archives of the Capucin Friars in Paris do not seem to hold any mention of missionary activities in eastern Anatolia during the 18th century. A commen...
Unknown Treasures of the Altaic World in Libraries, Archives and Museums
53rd Annual Meeting of the Permanent International Altaistic Conference, Institute of Oriental Manuscripts, RAS, St. Petersburg, July 25-30, 2010
Tatiana Pang / Simone-Christiane Raschmann / Gerd Winkelhane (ed.) - 2013
This volume contains a collection of revised lectures delivered at the 53rd Annual Meeting of the Permanent International Altaistic Conference (PIAC) in St. Petersburg in July 2010, which attracted more than 100 scholars from around the world. The Institute of Oriental Manuscripts and the Hermitage, the co-hosts of the gathering, hold professional literature and artefacts of inestimable value - much of which is still relatively unknown to Orientalists - and this explains the large turnout. The presentations, some of which tr...