Eastern Europe


The Research Gateway to Central, Eastern, and Southeastern Europe

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At the libraryEast European, Oriental and Asian Reading Room  (3rd floor)
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The Eastern Europe collection of the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek is one of the world's most comprehensive and important collections of its kind. It comprises around 1.4 million volumes, around 5,000 current printed periodicals, historical and modern maps, newspapers, medieval and modern manuscripts, a large collection of archive materials on microfilm, as well as a great variety of electronic media.

Covering a large geographic area, it contains literature from and about the countries of Eastern-Central and South-Eastern Europe, the Baltic countries, Finland, the eastern part of Eastern Europe overlapping with Asia, the Caucasus and the Central Asian CIS states. The main focus of the collection content is on history, politics, scholarship, education, information science and music, as well as on theology, philosophy, philological subjects, ethnic studies and art. More ...


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