Vol. 6 No. 4 December 2000

Manuscripta Orientalia. International Journal for Oriental Manuscript Research.

CONTENTS
EDITORIAL BOARD - 3
TEXTS AND MANUSCRIPTS: DESCRIPTION AND RESEARCH - 4

I. Ianbay. New Data on the Literature and Culture of the Krimchaks - 4

Sh. Iakerson. Hebrew Incunabula collection in the Library of the Jewish Theological Seminary of America in New York - 14

M. Vorobyova-Desyatovskaya, E. Tyomkin. A Fragment of the Pratimoksha-sutra from the P. I. Lavrov Collection at the St. Petersburg Branch of the Institute of Oriental Studies - 24

N. Serikoff. Identifying "Acephalous" Manuscripts - 30

TEXT AND ITS CULTURAL INTERPRETATION - 34

D. Kimmage. Sura 106 in Tafsirs: Qur'anic Commentary as a Historical Source - 34

ORIENTAL MANUSCRIPTS AND NEW INFORMATION TECHNOLOGIES - 44

A. Bazarov, S. Syrtypova, Ol. Rinchinov, H. Garmaeva. The Thor Bu Group of Tibetan Books in the Institute of Mongolian, Buddhist and Tibetan Studies: Creation of a Database - 44

PRESENTING THE MANUSCRIPT - 49

T. Pang, G. Stary. On the Discovery of a Printed Manchu Text Based on Euclid's "Elements" - 49

OUR ARCHIVE - 57

V. Germanov. Georgy Nikolaevich Chabrov (1904-1986) and His Works - 58

G. Chabrov. On the Study of Central Asian Book-binding - 60

BOOK REVIEWS - 67

Radnabhadra. "Lunnyĭ svet". Istoriia rabdzham Zaia-pandity. Faksimile rukopisi. Perevod s olratskogo G. N. Rumiantseva i A. G. Sazykina. Transliteratsiia teksta, predislovie, kommentarii, ukazateli i primechaniia A. G. Sazykina. Sankt-Peterburg: izdatel'skil tsentr Peterburgskoe Vostokovedenie, 1999, 176 str.

Radnabhadra. "Moonlight". The Story of Rabjam Zaya Pandita. Facsimile of the manuscript. Translation from the Oirat by G. N. Rumiantsev and A. G. Sazykin. Transliteration of the text, introduction, notes, and indices by A. G. Sazykin. St. Petersburg: "Peterburgskoe Vostokovedenie" Publishing Centre, 1999, 176 pp. - Texts of Eastern Culture: the St. Petersburg Scholarly Series, VII.
by T. Sultanov - 67

Osmanlı devleti ve medeniyeti tarihi, ed. E. İhsanoğlu, vol. ii. İstanbul: 1998, XXXVI, 849 pp., 250 ills. - Osmanlı Devleti ve Medeniyet Tarihi Serisi, 2;

Osmanlı matematik literatiirii tarihi - History of Mathematical Literature during the Ottoman
Period, hazirlayanlar E. İhsanoğlu, Ramazan Şeşen ve Cevat İzgi, ed. E. İhsanoglu, vols, i-ii. İstanbul: 1999, CVI, 720 pp. - İlim Tarihi Kaynaklan ve Araştırmalan Serisi, 8. Osmanlı bilim tarihi literatürü, No. 2;

H. Sahillioğlu. Studies on Ottoman Economic and Social History. İstanbul: 1999, 221 pp. - Ottoman History and Civilization Series, 3;

The West and Islam: Towards a Dialogue, ed. D. Abuhusayn and M. I. Waley. Istanbul: 1999, 152 pp., 20 ills. - Lecture Series, 1.
by B. Norik - 68

Manuscripta Orientalia in 2000, vol. 6, Nos. 1-4 (list of contributions) - 70

 
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AUTHORS

Dr. Andrei A. Bazarov - Researcher at the Institute of Mongolian, Buddhist and Tibetan Studies of the Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences, specialist in Tibetan literature and culture, author of a number of publications in the field.

Dr. Khandama Zh. Garmaeva - Researcher at the Institute of Mongolian, Buddhist and Tibetan Studies of the Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences, specialist in Tibetan literature and culture, author of a number of publications in the Field.

Dr. Iala Ianbay - Researcher at the Ben-Zvi Institute for the Study of Jewish Communities in the East (Jerusalem), specialist in Turkic literature and culture, author of a number of publications in the field.

Dr. Shimon M. Iakerson - Senior Researcher at the St. Petersburg Branch of the Institute of Oriental Studies, Russian Academy of Sciences, specialist in the history of Hebrew culture, expert in the Hebrew manuscript and old-print book tradition, author of a series of monographs and articles.

Mr. Boris V. Norik - Bachelor, student of the Oriental faculty of the St. Petersburg State University, specializes in the field of Later Persian literature.

Dr. Tatiana A. Pang - Researcher at the St. Petersburg Branch of the Institute of Oriental Studies, Russian Academy of Sciences, specialist in Manchu manuscripts and culture, author of a number of monographs and articles in the field.

Dr. Ol. Rinchinov - Researcher at the Institute of Mongolian, Buddhist and Tibetan Studies of the Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences, specialist in Tibetan literature and culture, author of a number of publications in the field.

Dr. Nikolaj I. Serikoff - Researcher at the Institute of Oriental Studies (Moscow), assistant curator of the Oriental collections in the Wellcome Library for the History and Understanding of Medicine, specialist in Bizantino-Arab contacts in the Middle Ages, author of numerous articles in the field.

Prof. Dr. Giovanni Stary - Professor of Manchu language and literature at the University of Venice (Italy), Department of Indological and Far Eastern Studies, editor of Central Asiatic Journal, Aetas Manjurica and Shamanica Manchurica Collecta, specialist in early Manchu history and literature, author of several monographs and numerous articles.

Prof. Dr. Tursun I. Sultanov - Head of the Chair of the history of Central Asia and Caucasus at the St. Petersburg State University, specialist in Central Asian history and manuscripts, author of several monographs and numerous articles in the field.

Mrs. S. H. Syrtypova - Researcher at the Institute of Mongolian, Buddhist and Tibetan Studies of the Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences, specialist in Tibetan literature and culture, author of a number of articles in the field.

Dr. Edward N. Tyomkin - Senior Researcher of the Manuscript Department at the St. Petersburg Bra