The authors pay homage to the orientalist Sergei Borisovich Seniutkin, a leading historian of the modern Muslims communities, urban and rural, of the city and region of Nizhni Novgorod.  The apology focuses of Seniutkin’s talents as an overall university teacher dealing at large with the history of Asia and Africa, as the author of several history textbooks; they also highlight the historian’s pioneering erudition works on the Mishar Tatars of the Higher Volga region—which had brought him to work as an expert for the Spiritual Board of the Muslims of the Nizhni Novgorod region.  A selective shortlist of S. B. Seniutkin’s publications (containing his three monographs on the Mishars of Nizhni Novgorod) is provided at the end of the paper.

Stéphane A. Dudoignon, National Centre for Scientific Research, Paris
CER: I-1.2.B-59