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29 September 2006

A Historical-Etymological Dictionary of pre-Russian Names of the Crimea

Date: Mon, 11 Sep 2006 10:32:05 -0400
Posted by: Henryk Jankowski (

A Historical-Etymological Dictionary of Pre-Russian Habitation Names
of the Crimea, by Henryk Jankowski

Publication year: 2006

Handbook of Oriental Studies. Section 8 Uralic & Central Asian Studies, 15
ISBN-10: 90 04 15433 7
ISBN-13 (i)The ISBN (International Standard Book Number) will change
from 10 to 13 digits on 1 January 2007: 978 9004154 33 9

Cover: Hardback
Number of pages: vi, 1298 pp., 60 illus.
List price: 259.00 / US$ 337.00


All those interested in Turkic studies with the focus on the Crimea
and its historical contacts with Central Asia and Turkey, as well as
the history of the Crimea and the etymology of Crimean habitation names.

About the author(s)

Henryk Jankowski, Ph.D. (1987) in General and Ural-Altaic Linguistics
at Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan, is Professor of Oriental
Languages at the same university. He specializes in Turkic languages,
with his main interests being Crimean Tatar and Karaim.

This dictionary, the first of its kind in Turkological studies, will
prove to be an invaluable research tool for those studying the Crimea,
Ukraine, as well as Eurasian Nomadism. It is the result of year-long
painstaking research into the etymology of Crimean pre-Russian
habitation names, providing insight into the Turkic, Greek, Caucasian
place-names in a comparative context, as well as the histories of
these cities, towns and villages themselves.

The dictionary contains approximately 1,500 entries, preceded by an
introduction with notes on the history of the Crimea and the structure
of habitation names. For the reader's convenience, many entries are
classified in indices which follow the main part of the book.
Additionally, three detailed primary source maps, separately indexed,
are appended to the dictionary, as well as a map showing the
administration network of the Crimea at the end of the Crimean Tatar Khanate.

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