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Bartold V. V. Kratkii otchet o poezdke V.V. Bartol’da v Samarkand, Bukharu I Shakhrisiabz [Brief Report on V.V. Bartold’s trip to Samarkand, Bukhara and Shakhrisabz, 27.VII – 9. VIII 1925]

Bartold V. V. Kratkii otchet o poezdke V.V. Bartol’da v Samarkand, Bukharu I Shakhrisiabz  [Brief Report on V.V. Bartold’s trip to Samarkand, Bukhara and Shakhrisabz, 27.VII – 9. VIII 1925]
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Bartold V. V. Kratkii otchet o poezdke V.V. Bartol’da v Samarkand, Bukharu I Shakhrisiabz 27.VII – 9. VIII 1925 goda [Brief Report on V.V. Bartold’s trip to Samarkand, Bukhara and Shakhrisabz, 27.VII – 9. VIII 1925]. Autograph manuscript, 4 pages, 4to, discussing main results of his archaeological survey of historical monuments of Central Asia, a fine unpublished document.

Vasilii Vladimirovich Bartold, a famed Russian Orientalist (1869-1930). Barthold’s scholarly output was enormous: from the publication of his first article in 1892 till his death, he published 670 works (including 247 articles in The Encyclopaedia of Islam), and 14 of his works were published posthumously; about a dozen works prepared by him for publication still remain as manuscripts in his archives. He had an excellent philological training and a thorough knowledge of the three “classical” languages of the Islamic world, Arabic, Persian, and Turkish. But his main interest was in history; in the words of Minorskii, Barthold’s “fundamental characteristic was that he was not an "Oriental philologist" making inroads into history, but a "historian" equipped with Oriental languages” (preface to Barthold’s Four Studies on the History of Central Asia, tr. V. and T. Minorskii, 3 vols., Leiden, 1956, p. ix). In Russian. Rare. [01783]