The rarest manuscript of "Khamsa" by Alisher Navoi to be published as a facsimile copy and returned to Uzbekistan
Tashkent, Uzbekistan (UzDaily.com) -- The project of the World Society for the Study, Preservation and Popularization of the Cultural Heritage of Uzbekistan "100 Outstanding Handwritten Masterpieces of Uzbekistan" continues its work to return unique manuscript manuscripts of the Uzbek land in the form of facsimile copies.
At a regular meeting held in an online format with the participation of the Chairman of the World Society Firdavs Abdukhalikov, the head of the publishing house of the Oxford University Library Bodley, Mr. Samuel Fanus, representatives of Mueller & Schindler Charlotte Kramer and Alexander Wilhelm and specialists of the project "Cultural heritage of Uzbekistan in the collections of the world", with the support of the Embassy of the Republic Uzbekistan in Great Britain, the parties discussed the possibility of creating facsimile copies of the famous work "Khamsa" by Alisher Navoi.
The British side, represented by Samuel Fanus, expressed its readiness to work together to create unique facsimile copies of The Five.
“Currently, each of the manuscripts exists in a single copy, is kept with seven seals in museum or library funds, and therefore is practically inaccessible to both researchers and a wide circle of enthusiastic admirers of the art of handwritten books,” noted the author and project manager Firdavs Abdukhalikov. - The creation of facsimiles opens up wide access to these unique cultural monuments, because facsimiles of unique rarities are an old and well-established practice. We are pleased with the new opportunity to return another magnificent cultural monument to Uzbekistan.
Five poems that make up the "Khamsa" are a literary monument of the 15th century. In the original, the manuscript consisted of 690 pages and was a single manuscript. However, she was later split up. Four parts of the manuscript are now kept in the Bodleian Library, Oxford, and the fifth part is in the John Ryland Library in Manchester.
“We are honored to be part of a unique project implemented by Uzbekistan,” says Charlotte Kramer, owner of the Austrian publishing house Mueller & Schindler. - The unique research practice of the World Society for the search, study and reconstruction of exact copies of ancient and medieval manuscripts is worthy of high respect and is unprecedented in its goals and scope. We hope that these manuscripts will become a worthy gift for all researchers of the world who are interested in studying the richest heritage of Uzbekistan.
It should be noted that the created copies of miniatures are transferred to educational and educational institutions of Uzbekistan and the world free of charge.