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This inventory provides a first introduction to the small collection of 191 manuscripts gathered by the library of the IFEAC in Tashkent in 2000-1, most of them from the collection of Mirzohid Ashirov (no information being unfortunately available on this collector). A majority of these works pertaining to the category of madrasa literature, unsurprisingly the main disciplines represented are Arabic grammar, the shari‘a, tafsir, hadith, fiqh, as well as correspondence, hagiography, occult sciences, rituals, Sufism, poetry, qissa, oral traditions, and history. Each notice provides indications as to the language of the text, its title, its author and the amount of folios. The authors must be given credit for the often difficult identification of the texts, despite the variety of their languages, and the poor preservation (or restoration) of some copies ― a lot of which are deprived of their beginning and of a colophon.

The Redaction
CER: II-1.1.B-10