MAIASK. 2016. No. 8

D. A. Prokhorov (Simferopol, Russia).

Karaite book collection of Bakhchysarai historical and cultural Archaeological museum

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Pages: 485-520

This publication analyses a content of the Karaite Book collection of Bakhchisaray Historical and Cultural Archaeological Museum-Reserve; it descried the history of its formation. Books organized by thematic and chronological order. Among them are rare incunabula (the earliest of which date from the 16th), prayer books (siddurs), editions of the Old Testament examples of the doctrinal and secular literature written in Hebrew, Russian and Karaite and formed the previous property member of the Karaite community and Bakhchisaray cave city Chufut-Kale. The article based on the works and publications of both pre-revolutionary and modern historians and specialists and the materials stored in the State Archive of the Republic of Crimea also.


Key words: Crimea, Karaites, historical heritage, museum and book collection.


Received October 1, 2016
Accepted for publication November 11, 2016


About the author:

Prokhorov Dmitry Anatolievich (Simferopol, Russia). Candidate of Historical Sciences, Senior Research scientist at the Research Center of History and Archaeology of the Crimea, V. I. Vernadsky Crimean Federal University.