MACKENZIE,  D. Neil

MACKENZIE, David Neil. London 8.4.1926 — Bangor, Wales 13.10.2001. British Iranian Scholar in Germany. Professor in Göttingen. Son of David M., educated in Slough, Windsor and Cambridge. From November 1943 to December 1947 in army, from August 1944 to September 1945 served in India and Burma, then until July 1947 in…

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LUNIN, Boris Vladimirovič

LUNIN, Boris Vladimirovič. Geneva 18.7.1906 — Tashkent 18.10.2001. Russian Historian of Central Asia. Son of a lawyer, graduated in 1922 (?) from Arheologičeskij Institut in Rostov-na-Donu. War service 1941-45. Kand. ist. nauk 1956, Dr. ist. nauk 1967, Professor 1970. In 1925-41 “sotrudnik Donskogo obščestva arheologii, istorii, Sev.-Kavkazskogo kraevogo obščestva arheologii…

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JOYCE, Thomas Athol

JOYCE, Thomas Athol. London 4.8.1878 — Wroxham, Norfolk 3.1.1942. British Anthropologist. Son of a newspaper editor. Educated at Dulwich College. Studies at Oxford (Hertford College, M.A. 1902), then worked in British Museum. In WW I in intelligence service in War Office. In 1927 field expedition to Mayan sites in British…

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VAILLANT, Louis

VAILLANT, Louis Auguste André Marie. Paris 26.11.1876 — Arras (Pas-de-Calais) 18.2.1963. French Army Physician, Naturalist and Explorer. Son of Léon Louis V., Professor of Zoology, and Henriette Jeanne Hovius. Studied medicine at Bordeaux, graduated 1902 and became physician in French colonial army. In 1906-08 he travelled with Pelliot and Nouette in…

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SKRINE, Clarmont Percival

SKRINE, Clarmont Percival. London 28.2.1888 — 1974. British Civil Servant and Diplomat in India. Sir. Son of —> F. H. B. Skrine and Helen Lucy Stewart. Studies at Oxford. Joined I.C.S. in 1912. In 1916-19 British Vice-Consul in Kerman, Persia, in 1922-24 Consul-General in Kashgar, in 1926-29 Consul in Seistan.…

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LERH, Pëtr Ivanovič (Peter von Lerch)

LERH, Pëtr Ivanovič (Peter von Lerch). St.Petersburg 1828 — Hamburg 16.9.1884. Russian (with German background) Archaeologist and Scholar of Comparative Iranian. Born in a German family living in Russia. Studied Oriental languages at St.Petersburg, graduated in 1850. Worked then in minor office for the Academy. In 1856 fieldwork among Persian…

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JISL, Lumír

JISL, Lumír. Svijanský Újezd, Liberec region 18.4.1921 — Prague 22.11.1969. Czech Scholar of Tibetan, Mongolian and Japanese, a Specialist of Buddhist Art. After school in Toruń from 1940 studies of archaeology and ethnography at Prague. In the wartime worked as insurance official in Liberec, then continued studies (graduated 1949). From…

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SOROKIN, Sergej Sergeevič

SOROKIN, Sergej Sergeevič. Orël 10.(23.)6.1913 — 20.7.1984. Russian Central Asian Scholar (History and Archaeology). Son of an official. Graduated 1949 from Leningrad in history. Kand. ist. nauk 1959. In 1953-84 naučnyj sotrudnik at Hermitage in Leningrad. Publications: At least 30 items, e.g. kand.diss. Kul’tura drevnih skotovodov v predgor’jah Fergany. Manuscript…

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SMIRNOVA, Ol’ga Ivanovna

SMIRNOVA, Ol’ga Ivanovna. Petergof (Petrodvorec) 14.(27.)6.1910 — 13.1. 1982. Russian Central Asian (Sogdian) Scholar and Historian. Daughter of an officer. Graduated 1934 from Leningrad as student of Frejman. Kand. filol. nauk 1945. Employed in 1934-35 in Numismatic Department of Hermitage, then 1935–82 naučnyj sotrudnik (1948 staršij n. s.) at Oriental…

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PIČIKJAN, Igor’ Rubenovič

PIČIKJAN, Igor’ Rubenovič. Tbilisi 3.7.1940 — Berlin 24.7.1997. Russian Archaeologist of Central Asia. Son of an army physician. After studies in Moscow graduated 1967 and worked in northern Black Sea area and Moscow museums. Kand. filol. nauk 1975, Dr. ist. nauk 1992. From 1977 naučnyj sotrudnik of Soviet Academy and…

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