Vol. 15 No. 2 December 2009

Manuscripta Orientalia. International Journal for Oriental Manuscript Research.

CONTENTS

     
TEXT AND ITS CULTURAL INTERPRETATION - 3
I. Alimov. Song Qi and "The Notes of Mr. Song Jing-wen" - 3
  Kh. Omarkhali. Names of God and Forms of Address to God in Yezidism with the Religious Hymn of the Lord - 13
     
PRESENTING THE COLLECTION - 25 
A. Gori. Italy in the Horn of Africa and the Ethiopian Islamic literary tradition: L. Robecchi Bricchetti and his collection of manuscripts) - 25
O. Vasilyeva. Gilt-Stamped Bindings of the Last Quarter of the 16th Century and the Qazwin Workshop - 38
     
PRESENTING THE MANUSCRIPT 
  D. James. A Lost Work by Ibn al-Qutiyya - 57
  M. Dehqan. "The Book of Shamqal and Rustam": a Kurdish Manuscript - 60
     
BOOK REVIEWS - 64
  Simon Iakerson, Evreĭskie sokrovishcha Peterburga. Svitki, kodeksy, dokumenty [Jewish Treasures of Petersburg. Scrolls, Codices, Documents]. St. Petersburg: Arca, 2008. 264 pp., illustrations.
by M. Kizilov - 64

 

A. Hamiti. Nezim Frakulla dhe Divani i tij shqip. Shkup, Prishtinë, Tiranë: Logos-A, 2008. 481 f. (Biblioteka: Divan)
by I. Wojewódzki - 67

 

Rafael Arnold. Spracharkaden. Die Sprache der sephardischen Juden in Italien im 16. und 17. Jahrhundert. Heidelberg: Universitätsverlag Winter, 2006. 388 S. (Schriften der hochschule für jüdische Studien heidelberg. Bd. 7)
by I. Wojewódzki - 69

 
  Manuscripta Orientalia in 2009, vol. 15 (list of contributions) - 72
 
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ABSTRACT

I. Alimov
SONG QI AND “THE NOTES OF MR. SONG JING-WEN”
The article is dedicated to the personality and creative heritage of one of outstanding Chinese historians of the 11th century Song Qi. The article presents the detailed biography of Song Qi, short review of his heritage, and also the detailed analysis of a little-known work of this author, the biji collection “Notes of Mister Song Jing-wen” (“Song Jing-wen gong bi ji”).
Keywords: Song Qi, biji, Chinese literature
 
Kh. Omarkhali
NAMES OF GOD AND FORMS OF ADDRESS TO GOD IN YEZIDISM WITH THE RELIGIOUS HYMN OF THE LORD
A general overview of the names of God in the Yezidi religion is given and the different forms of address to God (using the relevant examples from the Yezidi published as well as unpublished religious text) are investigated. The author concludes that there were different stages in the development of Yezidism, which resulted in sometimes contravening ideas (old and new), coexisting in one religious tradition.
Keywords: names of God, addressing to God, religious hymn, Yezidism, Yezidi, Kurdish
 
A. Gori
ITALY IN THE HORN OF AFRICA AND THE ETHIOPIAN ISLAMIC LITERARY TRADITION: L. ROBECCHI BRICCHETTI AND HIS COLLECTION OF MANUSCRIPTS
The article is dedicated to the personality of Luigi Robecchi Brichetti, a relatively unnoticed Italian traveler to the Horn of Africa. A special emphasis is placed on the scientific achievements of his stay and his collection of Arabic manuscripts, which can be considered as an effective tool for the study of written Islamic culture in the town of Harar and its region.
Keywords: Italy, Horn of Africa, Harar, Ethiopian, Islamic, literary tradition, Luigi Robecchi Brichetti, manuscript
 
O. Vasilyeva
GILT-STAMPED BINDINGS OF THE LAST QUARTER OF THE 16TH CENTURY AND THE QAZWIN WORKSHOP
The 16th century is the golden age for the art of Persian binding. The author examines 15 books copied or composed during the period between the late 15th till the mid 18th centuries. The books are bound in covers of one type and style, which were made in the last quarter of the 16th century in one circle of artisans, more likely in the royal workshop in Qazwin.
Keywords: Persian, binding, miniature, manuscript, gilt-stamped cover, Qazwin, royal workshop
 
D. James
A LOST WORK BY IBN AL-QUTIYYA
The article focuses on the personality of Ibn al-Qutiyya, an Andalusian scholar of the 10th century, and his work under the title Kitab al-maqsur wa al-mamdud (“Book of the Shortened and Lengthened [Alif]”), which was long time thought to have been lost. In 2009 a solitary copy emerged from the mists of history and it was correctly identified by Dr. Meis al-Kaisi of Quaritch.
Keywords: Ibn al-Qutiyya, al-Andalus, Cordova, Islamic Spain, Arabic, manuscript, Bernard Quaritch, Meis al-Kaisi

M. Dehqan
“THE BOOK OF SHAMQAL AND RUSTAM”: A KURDISH MANUSCRIPT
The author presents the Kitab Shamqal [wa] Rustam (“The Book of Shamqal and Rustam”), a unique Kurdish manuscript from the collection of The Islamic Consultative Assembly Library I, which is a Southern Kurdish verse version of “Shaghad and Rustam”, a well-know episode of Shah-nama.
Keywords: Book of Shamqal and Rustam, Kurdish, manuscript, Islamic Consultative Assembly, Arabic, Gorani, Shaghad and Rustam, Shah-nama.

 

AUTHORS

Dr. Igor A. Alimov - Head of the Department of East and Southwest Asia of the Peter the Great Museum of Anthropology and Ethnography (Kunstkamera), Russian Academy of Sciences (St. Petersburg), specialist in Far Eastern ethno cultural texts. Author of the series of monographs in the field.

Mr. Mustafa Dehqan, MA - specialist in Kurdish Studies with an interest in the literature and religions of Kurdistan. He earned a bachelor's degree in Historical Studies and a master's in Historical Linguistics from the University of Tehran. Author of the numerous articles in the field.

Dr. Alessandro Gori - Department of Linguistics, University of Florence (Italy). Specialist in Arabic Islamic literature of the Horn of Africa. Author of a series of articles and monographs in this field.

Dr. David James - the author of several works on the arts of the Islamic book, especially calligraphy and illumination. He was lecturer in Arabic at University College, Dublin, Islamic Curator of the Chester Beatty Library, Dublin and Curator of the Khalili Collection of Islamic Art, London. Now he lives and works in Spain.

Dr. Mikhail Kizilov - Kreitman fellow at the Department of Jewish Thought at the Ben Gurion University of the Negev (Be'er Sheva, Israel).

Dr. Khanna Omarkhali - Lecturer of Yezidism, Kurdish language and Culture at the Institute of Iranian Studies, George August University of Göttingen, Germany. Specialization: Yezidism and Pre-Islamic Kurdish Religions. Author of a number of articles and three monographs in the field.

Mrs. Olga V. Vasilieva - Head of the Oriental sector in the Manuscript Department of the National Library of Russia. Fields of interest - the arts of the book in the Middle East, history of the Oriental manuscripts' collections, old Turkish literary prose.

Dr. Igor N. Wojewódzki - Chief Librarian in the library of the St. Petersburg Branch of the Insti