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Från Koranen till Ben Hur - Gunnar Jarrings samling av östturkiska handskrifter

Törnvall, Gunilla LU (2006) In Dragomanen: årsskrift utgiven av svenska forskningsinstitutet i Istanbul 9/2005. p.92-102
Abstract
In 1982, the Swedish diplomat and Turkologist Gunnar Jarring (1907–2002) donated his unique collection of Eastern Turkestan manuscripts to the Lund University Library. The Jarring Collection at Lund is the third biggest collection of Eastern Turkic manuscripts in the world and consists of 560 pieces, many of which are miscellanies. It is a broad collection and represents the history and culture of Eastern Turkestan (present-day Xinjiang) from the 16th to the 20th century.

From 1982 to 1994, Gunnar Jarring worked on a handwritten catalogue of the manuscripts. The catalogue could only be consulted in situ, and Jarring’s intention to print it was never realised. In 2005, the University Library received a generous grant from the... (More)
In 1982, the Swedish diplomat and Turkologist Gunnar Jarring (1907–2002) donated his unique collection of Eastern Turkestan manuscripts to the Lund University Library. The Jarring Collection at Lund is the third biggest collection of Eastern Turkic manuscripts in the world and consists of 560 pieces, many of which are miscellanies. It is a broad collection and represents the history and culture of Eastern Turkestan (present-day Xinjiang) from the 16th to the 20th century.

From 1982 to 1994, Gunnar Jarring worked on a handwritten catalogue of the manuscripts. The catalogue could only be consulted in situ, and Jarring’s intention to print it was never realised. In 2005, the University Library received a generous grant from the Marianne and Marcus Wallenberg Foundation, for the purpose of preserving the Jarring Collection. The first step of this preservation was to make suitable boxes for the manuscripts and a condition survey. Jarring’s handwritten catalogue has been digitised and made accessible on-line (provisional homepage: http://laurentius.lub.lu.se/jarring/). The next step will be to have a selection of the manuscripts digitised and published on-line. (Less)
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Arabic, Uighur, Persian, Manuscripts, Gunnar Jarring, Eastern Turkestan
in
Dragomanen: årsskrift utgiven av svenska forskningsinstitutet i Istanbul
volume
9/2005
pages
92 - 102
publisher
Svenska Forskningsinstitutet i Istanbul och Föreningen Svenska Istanbulinstitutets vänner
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1402-358X
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English
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From 1982 to 1994, Gunnar Jarring worked on a handwritten catalogue of the manuscripts. The catalogue could only be consulted in situ, and Jarring’s intention to print it was never realised. In 2005, the University Library received a generous grant from the Marianne and Marcus Wallenberg Foundation, for the purpose of preserving the Jarring Collection. The first step of this preservation was to make suitable boxes for the manuscripts and a condition survey. Jarring’s handwritten catalogue has been digitised and made accessible on-line (provisional homepage: http://laurentius.lub.lu.se/jarring/). The next step will be to have a selection of the manuscripts digitised and published on-line.},
  author       = {Törnvall, Gunilla},
  issn         = {1402-358X},
  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {92--102},
  publisher    = {Svenska Forskningsinstitutet i Istanbul och Föreningen Svenska Istanbulinstitutets vänner},
  series       = {Dragomanen: årsskrift utgiven av svenska forskningsinstitutet i Istanbul},
  title        = {Från Koranen till Ben Hur - Gunnar Jarrings samling av östturkiska handskrifter},
  volume       = {9/2005},
  year         = {2006},
}