Vol. 7 No. 2 June 2001

Manuscripta Orientalia. International Journal for Oriental Manuscript Research

CONTENTS

 
TEXTS AND MANUSCRIPTS: DESCRIPTION AND RESEARCH - 3 
V. Kushev. The Dawn of Pashtun Linguistics: Early Grammatical and Lexicographical Works and Their Manuscripts - 3
M. Vorobyova-Desyatovskaya. A Sanskrit Manuscript on Birch-Bark from Bairam-Ali. II. Avadana and Jataka (Part 3) - 10
M. Rezvan. Qur'anic Fragments from the A. A. Polovtsov Collection at the St. Petersburg Branch of the Institute of Oriental Studies - 20
   
PRESENTING THE COLLECTIONS - 36
E. Rezvan. Oriental Manuscripts of Karl Fabergé. II: Ragamala Miniatures of the Album (Muraqqa‘) (Part One) - 36
D. Morozov. Forgotten Oriental Documents - 46
   
PRESENTING THE MANUSCRIPT - 50 
I. Petrosyan. A Late Copy of the Gharib-nama by ‘Ashiq-pasha - 50
A. Khalidov. A Manuscript of an Anthology by al-Abi - 60
   
 ORIENTAL ICONOGRAPHY - 64
O. Akimushkin. Arabic-Script Sources on Kamal al-Din Behzad - 64
   
 BOOK REVIEWS - 69
Srednevekovye arabskie i persidskie rukopisi fiziko-matematicheskogo soderzhaniia v bibliotekakh byvshego Sovetskogo Soiuza. Vypusk I: Nasir ad-Din at-Tusi I ego trudy po matematike i astronomii v bibliotekakh Sankt-Peterburga, Kazani, Tashkenta i Dushanbe, sost. M. M. Rozhanskaia, G. P. Matvievskaia, I. O. Liuter. Moskva: Izdatel'stvo Vostochnaia Literatura, 1999, 142 str.
Medieval Arab and Persian manuscripts on Physics and Mathematics in Libraries of the Former Soviet Union. Fasc. I: Nasir al-Din al-Tusi and His Works on Mathematics and Astronomy in the Libraries of St. Petersburg, Kazan, Tashkent, and Dushanbe. Compiled by M. M. Rozhanskaya, G. P. Matvievskaya, I. O. Luther. Moscow: The Publishing House "Vostochnaia Literatura", 1999. 142 pp.
by I. Wojewódzki - 69
Elisabetta Chiodo. The Mongolian Manuscripts on Birch Bark from Xarbuxyn Balgas in the Collection of the Mongolian Academy of Sciences. Part 1. Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz Verlag, 2000, X, 305 pp., plus facsimiles. - Asiatische Forschungen, Bd. 137.
by A. Sazykin - 71
 
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AUTHORS

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

Prof. Dr. Anas B. Khalidov - Professor at the Institute of Oriental Studies of Kazan University, Researcher of the Near Eastern Department at the St. Petersburg Branch of the Institute of Oriental Studies, Russian Academy of Sciences, expert in Arabic manuscripts and literature, specialist in the field of the Arabic language, author of several monographs and numerous articles.

Prof. Dr. Vladimir V. Kushev - Chief Researcher at the St. Petersburg Branch of the Institute of Oriental Studies, Russian Academy of Sciences, specialist in Iranian studies, expert in Afghan literature and culture, author of a series of catalogues of manuscripts, monographs, and articles.

Mr. Dmitry A. Morozov - Specialist in Eastern Christian manuscripts and translations of the Bible, author of a catalogue and several articles.

Dr. Irina Ye. Petrosyan - Senior Researcher of the Turkic and Mongolian Department at the St. Petersburg Branch of the Institute of Oriental Studies, Russian Academy of Sciences, specialist in Turkish history, author of monographs and articles devoted to the history and culture of the Ottoman Empire.

Prof. 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 numerous articles dealing with Russian-Arab relations, history of Islam and Oriental studies computing.

Mrs. Maryam E. Rezvan - Postgraduate student at the