On August 3, 2016, the Avicenna Institute of Middle Eastern Studies held a full-day workshop. The theme of the workshop was a unique manuscript from the Oriental Collection of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. The manuscript is a library catalog completed for Sultan Bayezid II (1481‒1512). It was compiled into 18 chapters in accordance with thematic units or languages between 1502 and 1503 at the Sultan’s request.
The researchers working on the manuscript summarised the contents of each chapter according to their field of expertise, including the importance of the scientific history of the parts concerned as well as the questions, problems and specificities of the text that arose. The lectures will form the basis of a volume of studies accompanying the facsimile edition of the manuscript catalogue.
Although the publication of the catalogue of Sultan Bayezid’s library is of particular interest to international academia, the endeavour is also of great importance from a Hungarian point of view. Hungarian scientists and professionals have worked on the Hungarian-owned manuscript. The conclusions drawn from the contents of the Sultan’s catalogue will provide an insight into the stock, structure and organization of a library that operated in the Ottoman Empire during almost the same period as the reign of King Matthias I (1458–1490).
The programme can be read here.
A süti beállítások ennél a honlapnál engedélyezett a legjobb felhasználói élmény érdekében. Amennyiben a beállítás változtatása nélkül kerül sor a honlap használatára, vagy az "Elfogadás" gombra történik kattintás, azzal a felhasználó elfogadja a sütik használatát.