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The oldest library of Europe is the first in the world to open access to fundamental scientific works on the history of the Tatars to the world scientific community

The oldest library of Europe is the first in the world to open access to fundamental scientific works on the history of the Tatars to the world scientific community

On April 7, 2017, the Institute of History of the RT  Academy of Sciences  donated the first copy of the seven-volume “History of the Tatars” and the monograph “The Golden Horde in World History”, which was published for the first time in English, as a gift to the Bodleian Library of Oxford University. Director of the Institute of History after  Sh. Mardzhani Rafael Khakimov gave  valuable monographs to Lidia Wright, an employee of the Institute of Oriental Studies at the Bodleian Library.

The translation and publication in English of the seven-volume “History of the Tatars” and the monograph “The Golden Horde in World History” was carried out with the financial support of JSC “TAIF”.

The ceremony of transferring books to the library was also attended by a research fellow at the Oxford University and the Sorbonne-Paris IV University, Doctor of Historical Sciences. Marie Favero-Doumenjo, Senior Researcher, Institute of Russian History, Russian Academy of Sciences, Doctor of Historical Sciences. Vadim Trepavlov, Professor of the History Institute of the University of Warsaw and the Institute of History of the Polish Academy of Sciences Dariusz Kolodzeychik, researchers of the Institute of History of the Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Tatarstan, Ph.D. Ilnur Mirgaleev, Ph.D. Marat Gibatdinov and Ph.D. Bakhtiyar Izmailov.

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The Bodleian Library is the library of Oxford University, which challenges the Vatican right to be called the oldest in Europe, and the British library  enjoys  the title of Britain’s largest book collection. Since 1610 (formally since 1662) has been granted the right to receive a mandatory copy of all publications printed in the country.

Zilya Tamaeva

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