Vol. 1 No 1 July 1995

Manuscripta Orientalia. International Journal for Oriental Manuscript Research.

CONTENTS

     

Yu. Petrosyan. Editor's note - 3

 

TEXTS AND MANUSCRIPTS: DESCRIPTION AND RESEARCH - 5

 

O. Akimushkin. The Sources of "The Treatise on Calligraphers and Painters" by Qazi Ahmad Qumi - 5

M. Vorobyova-Desyatovskaya. An Unique Manuscript of the "Kasyapaparivarta-sutra" in the Manuscript Collection of the St. Petersburg Branch of the Institute of Oriental Studies, Russian Academy of Sciences - 12

I. Petrosyan. On Three Turkish Manuscripts from the St Petersburg Branch of the Institute of Oriental Studies Collection. The Problem of Authorship - 17

A. Alikberov & E. Rezvan. Ibn Abi Khazzam and his "Kitab al-makhzun": The Mamluk Military Manual - 21

E. Tyomkin. Unique Sanskrit Fragments of the "Sutra of Golden Light" in the manuscript collection of St Petersburg Branch of the Institute of Oriental Studies, Russian Academy of Sciences - 29

  

TO THE HISTORY OF ORIENTAL TEXTOLOGY - 39

 

E.Kychanov. Wen-hai Bao-yun: the Book and its Fate - 39

  

PRESENTING THE COLLECTIONS - 46

 

M. Vorobyova-Desyatovskaya. Tibetan Manuscripts of the 8-11th centuries A. D. in the Manuscript Collection of the St Petersburg Branch of the Institute of Oriental Studies - 46

Tsuguhito Takeuchi. Kh. Tib. (Kozlov 4): Contracts for the Borrowing of Barley - 49

  

ORIENTAL MANUSCRIPTS AND NEW INFORMA TION TECHNOLOGIES - 53

 

Val. Polosin & E. Rezvan. Asiatic Museum Project: 1. Data-Base on Muslim Seals - 53

  

PRESENTING THE MANUSCRIPT - 56

  

A. Alikberov & E. Rezvan. ‘Adja'ib al-Makhluqat by Zakariya' al-Qazwini (d. 682/1283): 16th-century Illuminated Manuscript from the St Petersburg Academic Collection - 56

  

BOOK REVIEW - 68

AUTHORS

Prof. Dr. Oleg F. Akimushkin - Head of the Dpt. of the Middle East and Group of the Kurdish studies of the St. Petersburg Branch of the Institute of Oriental Studies, Russian Academy of Sciences, specialist in the history of Persian culture, history of Iran, Central Asia and Eastern Turkestan, author of the series of monographs and series of articles in the field.

Dr. Alikber K. Alikberov - Research fellow of the St. Petersburg Branch of the Institute of Oriental Studies, Russian Academy of Sciences, specialist in the history and culture of the Northern Caucuses, expert in the Arabic manuscript tradition.

Dr. Shimon M. Iakerson - Senior Researcher of the St. Petersburg Branch of the Institute of Oriental Studies, Russian Academy of Sciences, specialist in the history of Jewish culture, expert in the field of the Jewish manuscript and first printed book tradition, author of the series of monographs and articles.

Prof. Dr. Evgeniy I. Kychanov - Deputy Director of the St. Petersburg Branch of the Institute of Oriental Studies, Russian Academy of Sciences, specialist in the history and culture of China and the Tangut Empire, author of the series of monographs and series of articles in the field.

Dr. Irina E. Petrosyan - Senior Researcher of the St. Petersburg Branch of the Institute of Oriental Studies, Russian Academy, author of the monographs and series of articles devoted to the history and culture of the Ottoman Empire and its manuscript heritage.

Prof. Dr. Yuri A. Petrosyan - Director of the St. Petersburg Branch of the Institute of Oriental Studies, Russian Academy of Sciences, specialist in the history of the Ottoman Empire, author of the series of monographs and series of articles in the field.

Dr. Valeriy V. Polosin - Senior Researcher of the St. Petersburg Branch of the Institute of Oriental Studies, Russian Academy of Sciences, expert in the field of the Arabic manuscript tradition in its various aspects, author of the monograph and articles.

Dr. Efim A. Rezvan - Research Director of the St. Petersburg Branch of the Institute of Oriental Studies, Russian Academy of Sciences, specialist in the Arabic and Islamic studies, author of the monographs and series of articles devoted to the history of the Russian-Arabic relations, history of Islam, Muslim culture and computer approaches in the field.

Dr. Tsuguhito Takeuchi - Associate Professor, Kyoto University of Education; lecturer, Kyoto University and Osaka University, author of several monographs and articles devoted to the Tibetan official and business documents of the 8th-11th centuries A. D.

Dr. Edward N. Tyomkin - Head of the Manuscript Dpt. St. Petersburg Branch of the Institute of Oriental Studies, Russian Academy of Sciences, specialist in the history of ancient Indian culture and mythology, Central Asian philology, author of the series of monographs and series of articles.

Dr. Vladimir Uspensky - Senior Researcher of the St. Petersburg Branch of the Institute of Oriental Studies, Russian Academy of Sciences, specialist in Mongol and Tibetan philology and history.

Dr. Margarita I. Vorobyova-Desyatovskaya - Supervisor of the Manuscript Dpt. of the St.