[EARLY ISLAMIC PRINTING HOUSES IN DAGHESTAN / KUMYK CULTURE] Kumuklânî halk sairlerinden Manay Ali Begzâdeni mecmûa-i asâri: Kumuklânî adâtlari, yirlari... [i.e., The collection of Kumyk folk poet Manay Alibegzâde: Kumyk customs, songs, and verses]
MIKÂIL KANBOLAT YAHSAYLI (MANAY ALIBEKHOVZADA OF YAHSAY), Dagistan Maarif Komiserligi Matbaasi [i.e., Dagestan Commissariat of Education], Buynaksk, 1925.
COMPLETE TITLE: [EARLY ISLAMIC PRINTING HOUSES IN DAGHESTAN / KUMYK CULTURE] Kumuklânî halk sairlerinden Manay Ali Begzâdeni mecmûa-i asâri: Kumuklânî adâtlari, yirlari, sarinlâri. [i.e., The collection of Kumyk folk poet Manay Alibegzâde: Kumyk customs, songs, and verses]
Not bound. Large 8vo. (25 x 18 cm). In Tatar with Arabic letters. 155,  p., one b/w photographic plate of Manay Alibegzâde. Wear on the spine, heavy stains on the first pages’ margins, and chippings on extremities; overall, a fair/good copy.
First and only edition of this extremely rare compilation of the folkloric notes and the poems of Kumyk folk poet Manay Alibegzâde (1862-1922) including a rare biography of the poet with compiler's introduction and preface. This book is an important and apparently earliest comprehensive study of the early 20th century on the Kumyk culture which is the largest Turkic people in the North Caucasus compiled by a valuable Turcologist Kanbolat. It contains Alibegzâde's views documenting the social, political, and cultural structure of the Kumyks and Dagestani geography in the Tsarist period. Alibegzâde who was seen as a guide in Dagestan, also criticizes the Muslim clergy and education system in the region as much as it criticizes Russia. One of 2500 copies.
The book is printed by the Dagestan Commissariat of Education Printing House in Buynaksk, a town in the Republic of Dagestan, Russia, located at the foothills of the Greater Caucasus on the Shura-Ozen River. This printing house is one of the first Islamic printing houses in Dagestan (lately shaped by Soviet Russia) founded by the Dagestani scholar-theologian and poet Abusufyan Akayev (1872-1931). Akayev also opened the first New-Method school with a fundamentally new system of education in the Dagestan.
Kumyks (Qumuqlar) are a Turkic people, living in Dagestan, Chechnya, and North Ossetia. Kumyks are the second largest Turkic-speaking ethnic group after Azerbaijanis in the Caucasus, the largest Turkic people of the North Caucasus, and the third largest ethnic group of Dagestan. They traditionally populate the Kumyk plateau (northern Dagestan and north-eastern Chechnya), lands bordering the Caspian Sea, areas in North Ossetia, Chechnya, and along the banks of the Terek River. They speak the Kumyk language, which until the 1930s had been the lingua franca of the Northern Caucasus. Territories where Kumyks have traditionally lived, and where their historical state entities used to exist, are called Kumykia. All of the lands populated by Kumyks were once part of the independent Tarki Shamkhalate.
Jadidism (New-Method) is a movement of reform among Muslim intellectuals in Central Asia, mainly among the Uzbeks and the Tajiks, from the first years of the 20th century to the 1920s. It took its name from Usûl-i Cedîd (New-Method), which was applied to the modern schools that the reformers advocated in place of the “old” (qadim) schools: the traditional maktabs and madrasas. “Jadid” or “jadidci” became a synonym for reformer, while "qadim" or “qadimči” meant a conservative opposed to change. These terms also suggested a generational divide: the jadids were, overall, younger men and looked to the future, whereas leading qadims were older and embraced tradition (Khalid, p. 93).
Tiryaki p. 78.; Not in Özege.; As of 2023 September, we couldn’t trace any copy in WorldCat.