The Georgica Collection
The collection contains literature in Georgian published in Russia from 1828 to 1917 which the Library received as deposit copies during the Russian era. Among the over 2,000 titles are books belonging to the national literature of Georgia (e.g., Ilia Dshahavdshavadze, Grigol Orbeliani, Shota Rustaveli) and European fiction translated into Georgian (e.g., Cervantes, Goethe, Molière, Shakespeare, Voltaire), in addition to religious literature, history, folklore, grammar books, dictionaries, books on economics and politics, newspapers and periodicals, and ephemera.
The material is used in the Special Reading Room in Fabiania.
- Eriksson, Tor-Erik, Catalogus Librorum Georgianorum Bibliothecae Universitatis Helsingiensis. Catalogum Ordine Litterarum Fecit Tor-Erik Eriksson. Helsinki 1953. This typed list is placed in the Special Reading Room.
- Eriksson, Tor Erik, The "Georgica" collection of the Helsinki University Library. - Described by Tor-Erik Eriksson ; translated and edited by Harry Halén. Helsinki : Helsinki University Library , 2005. 88 s. - Publications of the Helsinki University Library; 76.
- Halén, Harry, Handbook of Oriental Collections in Finland. London & Malmö 1977. - Scandinavian Institute of Asian Studies. Monograph series No. 31, 296.
- Seppänen, Jouko, Georgian Literature and Georgian Studies in Finland. - Jaakko Isojunno and Jouko Seppänen (ed.), Symposium Programme, An International Shota Rustaveli Symposium. Turku 1991.
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