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Zandy 1.2 – ISBN lookup and WebDAV support

Zandy 1.2 is out now, with several major improvements: WebDAV support To use WebDAV, check “Enable WebDAV” and enter the appropriate information in the Zandy settings. Tag search Select a tag when viewing an item to search for other items … Continue reading

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Zandy 1.1 Released!

I’m happy to announce that Zandy 1.1 is now available from the Android Market. For those upgrading from Zandy 1.0, please read the Notice for Zandy 1.0 users; the transition is a little messy. This new release of Zandy brings … Continue reading

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Notice for Zandy 1.0 users

On the Android Market, Zandy 1.1 is being released as a product distinct from Zandy 1.0.2. This is because I have lost access to the release keys used to sign the first release, so the security measures in Android make … Continue reading

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Defining nation

Last fall, in a small park near our apartment, I noticed Bulgarist graffiti on a Soviet mural of Lenin. The proclamation that “We are Bulgars, and not Tatars!” has a long history behind it of the changing shape of Tatar … Continue reading

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The Old Library

Following up on some leads on early Tatar theater (drawn from the bibliographies of the works below, which I discovered through Madina Goldberg’s recent dissertation on the topic at Michigan), I was directed to the closed stacks to consult a … Continue reading

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Alphabet reform

In one of the copies of Nikolai Ashmarin‘s An Attempt at the Study of Chuvash Syntax, Part 1 [Опыт исследования чувашского синтаксиса ч.1] (1903), a the Lobachevsky Library at Kazan Federal University, I encountered the holdings stamp shown here. It … Continue reading

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Grinnell in Russia

This was originally posted on an unofficial, closed site run by the Grinnell community in November 2010, and I’ve migrated it here to make it more accessible and hopefully more useful. In Катанов, Николай Федорович, and Л А Берг, eds. … Continue reading

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