Main collection
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Collection description and availability
Collection description

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.

Catalogue information
  • Paper catalogue made of the collection
  • Card catalogue made of the collection
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).
Collection materials in format
  • Analogue
Material type
  • Books
  • Aikakauslehdet
H Persica
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Special Collections
Parallel collection
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Key words
  • Kejsardömet Ryssland