Vol. 19 No. 2 December 2013

Manuscripta Orientalia. International Journal for Oriental Manuscript Research
Vol. 19 No. 2 December 2013.

CONTENTS

  
TEXT AND MANUSCRIPTS: DESCRIPTION AND RESEARCH - 3
  A. Erkinov. Fabrication of Legitimation in the Khoqand Khanate under the Reign of ‘Umar-khan (1225—1237 / 1810—1822): Palace Manuscript of "Bakhtiyar-nama" Daqayiqi Samarqandi as a Source for the Legend of Altun Bishik  - 3
       
TEXT AND ITS CULTURAL INTERPRETATION - 19
    A. Kudriavtseva, E. Rezvan. Translation of the Qur'an and Ethnography of Daily Life  - 19
       
PRESENTING THE COLLECTION - 26
    Yu. Yang. Chinese Zhima Plates Held in Russian Collections, Part II, God of Wealth  - 26
    V. Prischepova. Illustrations of Russian Periodicals on the History and Ethnography of Central Asian Peoples of the Late 19th Century in the Materials of the MAE RAS - 31
       
PRESENTING THE MANUSCRIPT - 54
    M. Al-Kaisi. Kitab Sim- al-la'ali' al-durriyya wa-uslub al-jawahir al-ba¦riyya ("A Book of the String of the Glittering Pearls and Sea Gems"), an Unknown Text on the Science of Jafr - 54
 
     
FAMOUS ORIENTALISTS: LIFE AND ASSESSMENTS - 59
    G. Ziethen. A Young Scholar in a Hurry — the Promotion and Academic Life of Friedrich Wilhelm Radloff (1837—1918) in 1858. A Contribution to Scholarly Relations in the 19th Century. Part II  - 59
 
     
OBJECT, SIGN, TEXT - 64
    E. Tsareva. To the History of Textile Terminology. I. On the Origin of the Term sumah. II. The Term namad (felt) of the Peoples of Northern Eurasia  - 64
 
     
BOOK REVIEWS - 69
     M.E. Rezvan. Koran v sisteme musul'manskikh magicheskikh praktik (The Qur’an in the System ofthe Muslim Magical Practices). St. Petersburg: Nauka, 2011. 220 pp. + ill. By DrBoris V. Norik - 69
       
Manuscripta Orientalia in 2013, vol. 19 (list of contributions) - 72

 

  
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AUTHORS

Prof. Dr. Aftandil Erkinov — Professor at the Tashkent State Institute of Oriental Studies. Specialist in Jaghata’i, Turkic and Persian literature and intellectual life of Central Asia, author of numerous articles on Turkic and Persian literature and manuscripts of Central Asia in 15th — beginning of the 20th centuries.

Dr. Meis Al-Kaisi — Assistant Professor at Arabic and Translation Studies Department at the American University of Sharjah (UAE), specialist in Islamic manuscripts and textual analysis.

Ms. Anna Yu. Kudriavtceva, MA — postgraduate student of Prof. Efim Rezvan (MAE RAS), specialized in Qur’anic studies, medieval Iranian philosophy, smells history and their semiological status in the Muslim East. 

Dr. Boris V. Norik — Senior research fellow of the Section of Middle Eastern Studies of the Department of Middle Eastern and Near Eastern Studies of the Institute of Oriental Manuscripts Russian Academy of Sciences, specialist in late medieval poetry in Central Asia and medieval book culture in Iran and Central Asia.

Dr. Valeria A. Prischepova — Senior research fellow of the Peter the Great Museum of Anthropology and Ethnography (Kunstkamera), Russian Academy of Sciences, specialist in ethnography of Central Asia, author of the series of works on the Museum collections on the region.

Prof. Dr. Efim A. Rezvan — Deputy Director of the Peter the Great Museum of Anthropology and Ethnography (Kunstkamera), Russian Academy of Sciences (St. Petersburg), specialist in Arabic and Islamic studies, author of a number of monographs and numerous articles in the field of Qur’ānic studies and history of the Russian‑Arabic relations.

Dr. Yujun Yang — East Asian Studies, Princeton University. Associate Professor in Dept. of Chinese, National Chung Cheng Univ