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The Jarring Collection
Gunnar Jarring

The Jarring Collection — Preservation and access

In 1982 the Swedish diplomat and philologist Gunnar Jarring (1907-2002) donated his unique collection of manuscripts from Eastern Turkistan to the University Library in Lund. It is an extremely rich collection, possibly the biggest in the world. The manuscripts come from the periphery of the Islamic world in Central Asia, that in the Eastern, or Chinese, Turkistan from cities like Kashgar, Yarkend and Urumchi.

This service provides access to Gunnar Jarring's own preliminary hand-written catalogue, a searchable index of brief manuscript descriptions and in some cases scanned images.


Lund University Box 117, S-221 00 Lund. Phone: +46 46-222 00 00, Fax: +46 46-222 47 20