A Document on the Economic Status of the Lutsk Karaites in the Mid-19th century

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Anna Sulimowicz

Abstract

Among the various documents preserved in the community’s archives is a handwritten list containing the names, properties and professions of the Lutsk Karaites. Compiled in 1854, it provides data about various economic and social aspects of the community’s life in the mid-19th century. It is also a valuable source of information on anthroponomy and genealogy. In the article, the content of the manuscript is presented, as well as additional information obtained through a comparison with other sources.

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Sulimowicz, A. (2014). A Document on the Economic Status of the Lutsk Karaites in the Mid-19th century. Karaite Archives, (2), 177-200. https://doi.org/10.14746/ka.2014.2.08
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Anna Sulimowicz, University of Warsaw

is a senior lecturer in the Department of Turkish Studies and Inner Asian Peoples in the Faculty of Oriental Studies of the University of Warsaw. She is the secretary of the Association of Polish Karaims (Związek Karaimów Polskich w RP). Her research interests are focused on the history of the Karaite communities in Lutsk and Halicz. She is also a teacher of Turkish and a translator of the Nobel Prize winner Orhan Pamuk’s novels into Polish.

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