Oriental department in the national library "St. St. Cyril and Methodius" – Sofia
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CitationKostadinova, D. (2020). Oriental Department in the National Library" St. St. Cyril and Methodius"–Sofia. Journal of Balkan Libraries Union, 7(1), 17-21.
The Oriental Department consist of manuscripts, old-printed books and archive documents in Ottoman Turkish, Persian and Arabic. 4000 handwritten codes are stored in the collection, as well as 2000 volumes of old-printed books and about 1 million sheets of documentary records, organised in 342,000 archive units. Archival documents cover the period from the 15th century to the beginning of the 20th century and shed light on a wide range of political, economic, social and cultural topics.