Vol. 3 No. 1 March 1997

Manuscripta Orientalia. International Journal for Oriental Manuscript Research.

CONTENTS

     

 Bibliography of Books and Articles by Ronald Eric Emmerick. Compiled by M. Maggi - 4
 
TEXTS AND MANUSCRIPTS: DESCRIPTION AND RESEARCH - 6

M. Maggi. Two Reinterpretations in the Khotanese Sudhandvadana - 6

M. Vorobyova-Desyatovskaya. Tibetan Eighth-Century Documents on Wood from Miran - 9

O. Akimushkin. The Library-Workshop (kitabkhana) of Baysunghur-Mlrza in Heart - 14
   
TEXT AND ITS CULTURAL INTERPRETATION - 25

E. Rezvan. The Our'an and Its World: II. The Miracle of the Book (The Our'an and Pre-lslamic Literature) - 25

   
PRESENTING THE COLLECTIONS - 33

Т. Pang. Manchu Collections in Paris - 33

   
ORIENTAL MANUSCRIPTS AND NEW INFORMATION TECHNOLOGIES - 40

Val. Polosin, E. Rezvan. To the CD-ROM Edition of the St. Petersburg Arabic Bible - 40

   
ORIENTAL ICONOGRAPHY: SEMANTICS - 51

K. Samosyuk. The Guanyin Icon from Khara-Khoto - 51

Reza T. Ahmadi. Symbolism in Persian Rugs - 62
   

 BOOK REVIEWS - 65
 
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AUTHORS

Prof. Reza Ahmadi - M. Arch. Assistant Professor of interior design, Department of Family and Consumer Sciences, Ball State University, Indiana, USA. Mr. Ahmadi's resecher interests are design for elderly persons, as well as design and symbolism in Persian art, craft, and architecture. Author of a series of articles in the field.

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 a series of monographs and articles.

Dr. Alexander M. Kabanoff - Senior Researcher of the St. Petersburg Branch of the Institute of Oriental Studies, Russian Academy of Sciences, expert in medieval Japanese literature, philology and culture.

Dr. Tatiana Pang - Researcher of the St. Petersburg Branch of the Institute of Oriental Studies, Russian Academy of Sciences, author of a series of works devoted to the Manchu manuscript heritage, culture and philology.

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

Dr. Valery 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.

Prof. Sergey G. Klyashtorny - Head of the Turkish and Mongolian Studies Dpt. of the St. Petersburg Branch of the Institute of Oriental Studies, Russian Academy of Sciences, specialist in the ancient and medieval history and culture of Turkic peoples, author of the monographs and series of articles in the field.

Dr. Mauro Maggi - Director of the Library of the Istituto Italiano per l'Africa el'Oriente (Rome), specialist in Khotanese Saka literature and language, author of a monograph and series of articles in the field.

Dr. Efim A. Rezvan - Deputy Director of the St. Petersburg Branch of the Institute of Oriental Studies, Russian Academy of Sciences, specialist in Arabic and Islamic studies, author of a number of monographs and a series of articles devoted to the problems of the Russian-Arabic rela