This reading primer in the spoken language of the so-called “Mountain Jews” was published in Baku in 1926 as part of a Soviet campaign to alphabetize the nationalities of the USSR in their own mother tongue. Since they were a Jewish population group, the Hebrew script was used to write the Judeo-Tati (Juhuri), an Iranian language.
Publications in Judeo-Tati script are considered rare and those in Hebrew script in particular. This rarity, together with other early Soviet publications in the languages of the Caucasus and Central Asia, found its way into the holdings of the Deutsche Morgenländische Gesellschaft in the 1920s and can now be made available worldwide via Open Access.
Parts of the Scholarly Collection Ali-Reza Rahbar, Bonn 2018
The University and State Library Saxony-Anhalt (ULB) with its Specialized Information Service (FID) Middle East, North Africa and Islamic Studies received an extensive donation of Persian monographs and journals in the autumn of 2018. Continue reading →
A group of Specialized Information Services and the Berlin State Library are attempting to acquire a national licence for the database “Foreign Broadcast Information Service (FBIS) Daily Reports, 1941-1996”.