On this subject till recently illustrated in Uzbekistan by the works by Roziia Mukminova and Olga Sukhareva, the author very shortly evokes the role of women from the social élite in the sponsorship of public buildings in sixteenth- to nineteenth-century Bukhara. Among the unpublished materials that the author provides from the State Central Archive of Uzbekistan (Fund И-323 op. 1), let’s signal documents on, respectively, the Hammam-i Kunjak, on the Sitara-yi Mah-i Khwassa Mosque on the Bala-Hawz (the latter financed by a waqf established in ramazan 1115/Jan.-Feb. 1704), on the Ay Pasha Bibi Mosque and Madrasa in the neighbourhood of Khanaqa-yi Juybari-i Fayz-Athar (built in the early 1670s by a daughter of ‘Abd al-Rahim Khwaja b. Khwaja Sa‘d [alias “Khwaja Kalan”] Juybari), on the Tursun Shah Ayim Madrasa (built in the early nineteenth century by a daughter of Mirza Jahangir Diwan-Bigi).

Stéphane A. Dudoignon, National Centre for Scientific Research, Paris
CER: II-3.4.B-248