Unveiling the Turkish manuscripts at the BnF

TitreUnveiling the Turkish manuscripts at the BnF
Type de publicationArticle de colloque/conférence
Année de publication2013
AuteursSara Yontan Musnik
Nom du colloque35th MELCom International Conference
Date de la réunion2013/05/29
OrganisateurMiddle East Libraries Committee
Lieu du colloqueMoscou, Bibliothèque d'État de littérature étrangère pan-russe (=VGBIL Vserossiyskaya Gosudarstvennaya Biblioteka Inostrannoy Literatury)

Much has been said about the printed Turkish holdings of the BnF which have joined the royal collections from the very start, as early as the first books left the press in Constantinople and as late as current acquisitions. Only a few specialists know however about the Turkish manuscripts which are part of a very rich Oriental collection in this library.

This presentation aims at giving some clues to help find out more about these documents, to search information in the specific catalogues and to enjoy from the various library services provided by the BnF, both on the spot and via Internet. If much remains to be done to render content as well as assistance easily accessible, hopefully remarks and queries from the floor will lead to improve the offer.