Vol. 10 No. 2 June 2004

Manuscripta Orientalia. International Journal for Oriental Manuscript Research.

CONTENTS

     
TEXTS AND MANUSCRIPTS: DESCRIPTION AND RESEARCH - 3

A. Gacek. Scribes, Amanuenses, and Scholars. A Bibliographic Survey of Published Arabic Literature from the Manuscript Age on Various Aspects of Penmanship, Bookmaking, and the Transmission of Knowledge - 3

   
TEXT AND ITS CULTURAL INTERPRETATION - 30

A. Kudelin. Arabic Literature: Poetics and Stylistics. II: To the Problem of Correlation of the Traditional and the Original in Medieval Poetics (About "Imitation" in Classical Literatures of the Near and Middle East) - 30

M. Reisner. The Life of the Text and the Fate of Tradition. III: Interpretation of Pre-Islamic Calendar Festivals in Classical Persian Poetry of the 10th-12th Centuries (by the Example of Nawruz) - 34

   
PRESENTING THE COLLECTION - 43

E. Rezvan, A. Teryukov. Nicholas of Russia Travels to the East. I: Chinese Watercolours on Pith - 43

   
PRESENTING THE MANUSCRIPT - 53

A. Erkinov. Prayer Against Fever, Connected with the Name of Khwaja Ahmad Yasawi - 53

   
FAMOUS ORIENTALISTS: LIFE AND ASSESSMENTS - 57

G. Ziethen. Christian Martin Joachim v. Fraehn: His Life as Documented by the Records in German Archives - 57

   
BOOK REVIEWS - 71
   

Henri Bresc, Arabi per lingua, Ebrei per religione: L'evoluzione dell'ebraismo siciliano in ambiente latino dal XII al XV secolo. Messina: Mesogea, 2001, 382 pp.
by I. Wojewódzki - 71

 
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AUTHORS

Prof. Dr. Aftandil Erkinov - Professor at the National University of Uzbekistan, Tashkent, specialist in Jaghata'i literature, author of 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, author of series of works in the field.

Prof. Dr. Alexander B. Kudelin - Full member of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Deputy Director of the World Literature Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences, specialist in the history of the Arabic literature, author of the series of monographs in the field.

Prof. Dr. Marina L. Reisner - Professor of the Department of Iranian Philology at the State Moscow University Institute of Asian and African Studies, specialist in medieval Persian poetry and culture, author of numerous publications in the field.

Prof. Dr. Efim A. Rezvan - Deputy Director of the Peter the Great Museum of Anthropology and Ethnography (Kunstkamera), Russian Academy of Sciences, specialist in Arabic and Islamic studies, author of a number of monographs and numero