Vol. 6 No. 1 March 2000

Manuscripta Orientalia. International Journal for Oriental Manuscript Research

CONTENTS

 
 
EDITORIAL BOARD - 3
   
 
TEXTS AND MANUSCRIPTS: DESCRIPTION AND RESEARCH - 5
 

A. Sazykin. Mongolian Hand-Written Books - 5

 

M. Vorobyova-Desyatovskaya. A Sanskrit Manuscript on Birch-Bark from Bairam-Ali: I. The Vinaya of the Sarvastivadins (part 4) - 15

   
 
TEXT AND ITS CULTURAL INTERPRETATION - 19
 

Z. Vorozheykina. The Diya' al-qulub on Pre-Islamic Beliefs of the Qirghiz - 19

   
 
PRESENTING THE COLLECTIONS - 25
 

S. Levitt. Indie and Greater Indie Manuscripts at the Burke Library - 25

   
 
CONSERVATION PROBLEMS - 37
 

K. Kalinina, E. Shishkova. Some Aspects of Investigation and Conservation of Glue Painting on Paper from Khara Khoto - 37

   
 
ORIENTAL MANUSCRIPTS AND NEW INFORMATION TECHNOLOGIES - 45
 

V. Jakobson. Assyriological Database (Basic Requirements) - 45

   
 
PRESENTING THE MANUSCRIPT - 49
 

E. Rezvan. Yet Another "‘Uthmanic Qur'an" (on the History of Manuscript E20 from the St. Petersburg Branch of the Institute of Oriental Studies) - 49

   
 
BOOK REVIEWS - 69
 

T. K. Posova, K. L. Chizhikova. Kratkiĭ catalog indiĭskikh rukopiseĭ Instituta vostokovedeniia RAN. Moskva: Izdatel'skaia firma "Vostochnaia literature", 1999, 168 str.

 

T. K. Posova, K. L. Chizhikova. A Brief Catalogue of Indian Manuscripts at the Russian Academy of Sciences Institute of Oriental Studies. Moscow: "Vostochnaya Literatura" Publishing House, 1999, 168 pp.
by M. Vorobyova-Desyatovskaya, E. Tyomkin - 69

 

Katalog tangutskikh buddiĭskikh pamiatnikov Instituta vostokovedeniia Rossiĭskoĭ Akademii Nauk. Sostavitel' E. I. Kychanov, Vstupitel'naia stat'ia Tatsuo Nisida, izdanie podgotovltno S. Arakava. Kioto: Universitet Kioto, 1999, XLIX, 742 str., ill.

 

Catalogue of Tangut Buddhist Texts at the Russian Academy of Sciences institute of Oriental Studies. Compiled by E. I. Kychanov, introductory article by Nisida Tatsuo, edition prepared by S. Arakawa. Kyoto: University of Kyoto, 1999, XLIX, 742 pp., ill.
by T. Vinogradova - 71

 
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AUTHORS

Prof. Dr. Vladimir A. Jakobson - Chief Researcher at the St. Petersburg Branch of the Institute of Orient Studies, Russian Academy of Sciences, specialist in the history and culture of the Ancient East, author of numerous publications.

Dr. Kamilla B. Kalinina - Researcher in the Department for Scientific Examination of Works of Art at the State Hermitage Museum, specialist in analytical chemistry, author of a number of articles in the field.

Dr. Stephan H. Levitt - Expert in Sinhalese and Indie manuscripts. At present, a private tutor and consultant for the University of Pennsylvania Library, the Center for Judaic Studies, University of Pennsylvania, and the Burl Library, Union Theological Seminary, also an independent researcher, author of numerous publications.

Dr. Efim A. Rezvan - Deputy Director of the St. Petersburg Branch of the Institute of Oriental Studies, Russia Academy of Sciences, specialist in Arabic and Islamic studies, author of a number of monographs and numerous articles dealing with Russian-Arab relations, history of Islam and Oriental studies computing.

Dr. Alexey G. Sazykin - Senior Researcher of the Turkic and Mongolian Studies Department of the St. Petersburg Branch of the Institute of Oriental Studies, Russian Academy of Sciences, expert in Mongolia literature and written tradition, author of a number of catalogues of Mongolian manuscripts and block-prints, < monographs and numerous articles.

Mrs. Elena G. Shishkova - Senior Art Conservator in the Department of Scientific Restoration an Conservation, head of the Laboratory of Scientific Restoration of Eastern Painting at the State Hermitage Museum author of a number of articles in the field of works of art conservation.

Dr. Edward N. Tyomkin - Senior Researcher of the Manuscript Fund at the St. Petersburg Branch of the Institute of Oriental Studies, Russian Academy of Sciences, specialist in the history of ancient culture an mythology of India, as well as in Central Asian philology, author of several monographs and a number of articles.

Miss Tatiana I. Vinogradova - Head of the Oriental Funds Departme