Vol. 9 No. 3 September 2003

Manuscripta Orientalia. International Journal for Oriental manuscript Research

CONTENTS

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

F. Déroche. Analyser l'ecriture arabe. Remarques sur la "cursivité" - 4

F. Richard. Autour de la naissance du nasta‘liq en Perse: les ecritures de Chancellerie et le foisonnement des styles durant les années 1350-1400 - 8

E. Wright. The Calligraphers of Širaz and the Development of nasta‘liq Script - 16

A. Gacek. The Head-serif (tarwis) and the Typology of Arabic Scripts: Preliminary Observations - 27

   
TEXT AND ITS CULTURAL INTERPRETATION - 34

S. Tourkin. Another Look on the Petition (‘ardada_t) by Ja‘far Baysunguri Addressed to his Patron Baysungur b. Šahruh b. Timur - 34

Sh. S. Blair. Yaqut and his Followers - 39

A. Erkinov. Die Eigenschaften der Biicher volkstümlicher Verbreitung. Der Beispiel des Diwan-i Hikmat des Ahmad Yasawi - 48

 

PRESENTING THE COLLECTIONS - 52

Sh. Vahidov. Les particularités paléographiques et codicologiques des fonds particuliers de Rawnaqi et Faqiri (Šahrisabz, Ouzbékistan) - 52

Sh. Ziyadov. Taschkenter Handschriften über das Milieu Bucharischer Theologen in 13. und 14. Jahrhunderten - 56

A. Muminov. Die Bedeutung der Handschriften aus der Bibliothek des Hwaja Muhammad Parsa für die Erforschung des hanafitischen Gelehrtenmilieus von Buhara - 59

   
PRESENTING THE MANUSCRIPT - 63

J. Sourdel. Un modèle exceptionnel parmi les certificats de pèlerinage ayyoubides - 63

   
LIBRARIES AND NEW INFORMATION TECHNOLOGIES

Towards an exchange network of Arabic authority records. Round Table (Part III) - 69

A. Bernard. Compte rendu / Report - 69

 
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AUTHORS

Dr. Sheila Blair - Norma Jean Calderwood University Professor of Islamic and Asian art at Boston College. Specialist in Islamic art.

Prof. Francois Déroche - Directeur d'études, Ecole pratique des hautes études, Section des sciences historiques et philologiques. Specialist in history of the book in the Muslim world, codicology and paleography.

Dr. Aftandil Erkinov - Assistant Professor at the National University of Uzbekistan, Tashkent, specialist in Chagatay literature, author of a numerous articles on Medieval Turkic literature and manuscripts.

Prof. Adam Gacek - Head of Islamic Studies Library and lecturer in Arabic manuscripts, McGill University (Montréal, Canada). Specialist in Islamic bibliography and manuscripts studies.

Dr. Ashirbek Muminov - Associate professor at the Tashkent State Institute for Oriental studies. Specialist in history of Islam in Central Asia.

Dr. Francis Richard - Chargé des collections, Louvre Museum, Department of the Arts of Islam. Specialist in codicology and history of Persian miniature paintin