Born Nov. 12, 1903, in Vilnius; died Apr. 6, 1970, in Rome. Polish orientalist.
Zajączkowski was an academician of the Polish Academy of Sciences (from 1952) and professor at the University of Warsaw (from 1935). From 1953 to 1968 he was the director of the Institute of Oriental Studies of the Polish Academy of Sciences. He was the author of numerous works on the languages, history, and culture of the Turkic-speaking peoples. His most important studies are devoted to the analysis of the ethnic composition of the Mameluke state, the Khazar Khanate, and the Golden Horde, and to the study of the migration routes of the Turkic peoples, Old Osmanli literary monuments, and Turkish paleography.
WORKSSfownik arabsko-kipczacki. Warsaw, part 1, 1958; part 2, 1954.
Najstarsza wersja turecka “Husräv u Šīrīn” Qutba, parts 1–3. Warsaw, 1958–61.
Turecka wersja Šah-nāme z Egiptu Mameluckiego. Warsaw, 1965.
Sto sentemyj i apoftegmatów arabskich kalifa ‘Aīr ego vv parafrazie mamelucko-tureckiej. Warsaw, 1968. (With a list of Zajączkowski’s works.)
REFERENCESReikhman, la. “Vostokovedcheskie issledovaniia v Pol’she za poslednie gody.”InSoobshcheniia pol’skikh orientalistov. Moscow, 1961.
Skladanek, B. “Ananiash Zaionchkovskii.”Narody Azii i Afriki, 1963, no. 6.
Baskakov, N. A. “Pamiati Zaionchkovskogo.”Ibid., 1970, no. 5.
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