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Csoma Archive of the Library of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences

Documentary heritage submitted by Hungary and recommended for inclusion in the Memory of the World Register in 2009.

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Authentic portrait of Alexander Csoma de Körös

Alexander Csoma de Kőrös (c. 1784-1842) a Hungarian scholar was the first to interpret the cultural heritage of the Tibetan people to Europe . He compiled the first Tibetan-English Dictionary of scientific value together with a Grammar of the Tibetan Language (1834). With his scholarly work he became the founder of Tibetan studies, a new discipline of Oriental studies.

  • Year of submission: 2008
  • Year of inscription: 2009
  • Country: Hungary
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