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The Persica Collection contains the Persian language literature printed in the Russian empire between 1828 and1917, which has been received as legal deposits
The Persica Collection contains the Persian language literature printed in the Russian empire between 1828 and1917, which has been received as legal deposits. The collection is small and consists of only 50 volumes, mainly classic, thematically mystical Persian poetry. The collection also has textbooks and works about Koran studies as well as issues of one periodical.
Together with the Arabica, Caucasica and Turcica collections, Persica forms a significant unit of Islamic literature printed in Russia.
More information about cataloguing
An alphabetised card catalogue is available in the Special Collections Reading Room.
A printed catalogue:
Halén, Harry, Handbook of Oriental Collections in Finland. London & Malmö 1977. - Scandinavian Institute of Asian Studies. Monograph Series 31, s. 285–286.
Available also online in Doria (see the link).
A Legal Deposit Collection from 1828–1917. According to § 28 in the Act on Censorship of 1828, verified by Nicholas I of Russia, the University of Helsinki was to receive one legal deposit copy of all printing press products printed in the Russian empire. These legal deposits were arranged into collections according to their languages, and the printed publications in Persian language were placed in the Persica Collection.
Helsingin yliopiston kirjasto