Vol. 5 No. 2 June 1999

Manuscripta Orientalia. International Journal for Oriental Manuscript Research

CONTENTS

 
TEXTS AND MANUSCRIPTS: DESCRIPTION AND RESEARCH - 3
B. Babajanov. Biographies of Makhdum-i A‘zam al-Kasani al-Dahbidi, Shaykh of the Sixteenth-Century Naqshbandiya - 3
S. Prozorov. A Unique Manuscript of a Biographical Dictionary by a Khorezmian Author - 9
I. Kulganek. A Mongolian Folk Songs Collection in the St. Petersburg Branch of the Institute of Oriental Studies - 18
M. Vorobyova-Desyatovskaya. A Sanskrit Manuscript on Birch-Bark from Bairam-Ali: I. The Vinaya of the Sarvastivadins - 27
   
 TEXT AND ITS CULTURAL INTERPRETATION - 37
E. Rezvan. The Qur'an and Its World. IX. The Triumph of Diversity: Muslim Exegesis - 37
   
ORIENTAL MANUSCRIPTS AND NEW INFORMATION TECHNOLOGIES - 58
E. Rezvan, N. Kondybaev. The ENTRAP Software: Test Results - 58
   
 PRESENTING THE MANUSCRIPT - 65

T. Pang. A Manchu Manuscript on Acupuncture - 65

   
 BOOK REVIEWS - 71
Seishi Karashima. A Glossary of Dharmaraksa's Translation of the Lotus Sutra. Tokyo: The International Research Institute for Advanced Buddhology, Soka University, 1998, 695 pp. - Bibliotheca Philologica et Philosophica Buddhica, I.
by M. Vorobyova-Desyatovskaya - 71
Tatiana A. Pang and Giovanni Stary. New Light on Manchu Historiography and Literature: the Discovery of Three Documents in Old Manchu Script. Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz, 1998, III, 340 pp.
by V. Uspensky - 72
Dan Martin (in collaboration with Yael Bentor). Tibetan Histories: a Bibliography of Tibetan - Language Historical Works. London: Serindia Publicaitons, 1997, 296 pp.
by V. Uspensky - 72
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