Vol. 21 No. 2 December 2015


  Freely accessible   E. Gutwirth. Coplas de Yocef from St. Petersburg — 3  
    M. Dehqan, V. Genç. Why Was Sharaf Khan Killed? — 13  
    S. Muhammadaminov. Matla‘ al nujum wa majma‘ al ‘ulum by Abu Hafs ‘Umar al Nasafi as a Sample of Guidance Manual at the Time of Qarakhanids — 20  


      E. Rezvan. The Mingana Folios in Their Historical Context (Notes in the Margins of Newspaper Publications) — 32  


    T. Tchernaya. Early Works of the Botanists of British East India Company in the Collection of the Komarov Botanical Library. I. William Roxburgh (1751—1815) and Nathaniel Wallich (1786—1849) Centuries — 39  
    O. Rustemov. History of Discovering and Problems in Studying Crimean Court Books of the 17th—18th Centuries — 58  



Benjamin Richler. Guide to Hebrew Manuscript Collections. Second, revised edition. Jerusalem: The Israeli Academy of Sciences and Humanities, 2014. (Publications of the Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities. Section of Humanities). 409 pp.
by S. Iakerson
— 68


Keith E. Small. Qur’ans — Books of Divine Encounter. Oxford: The Bodleian Library, 2015. 176 p., 58 colour illustrations. ISBN 978 1851242566
by E. Rezvan
— 70



Manuscripta Orientalia in 2015, vol. 21 (list of contributions) — 72




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Mr. Mustafa Dehqan, M. A. — specialist in Kurdish manuscript studies and textual tradition. 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. Vural Genç is interested in the Ottoman-╢afavid diplomatic relations, Ottoman-╢afawid conflict in 10th/16th century, and Persian historiography under the Ottoman patronage. Author of the numerous works in the field.

Dr. Eleazar Gutwirth is the Professor of Hispano-Jewish History and Culture at Tel Aviv University. His interests include ideas of authorship in Hispano-Jewish communities (thirteenth-fifteenth centuries); MSS and early prints in Judeo-Spanish from the Cairo Geniza.

Dr. Shimon M. Iakerson — Senior Researcher at the St. Petersburg Branch of the Institute of Oriental Studies, Russian Academy of Sciences, Professor of the Faculty of Oriental and African Studies, Head of the Department of Semitic and Hebrew Studies St. Petersburg State University, specialist in the history of Hebrew culture, expert in the field of the Hebrew manuscript and first printed book tradition, author of a series of monographs and articles.

Dr. Saidakbar A. Muhammadaminov — Senior Research Fellow of the Centre of Oriental Manuscripts named after Abe Rayhan Biruni at the Tashkent State University of Oriental Studies. The author of a series of articles on Islamic studies, Islamic historiography and jurisprudence.

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. Oleg Rustemov — Lecturer at Ardahan Üniversitesi, Turkey. The author of a series of articles on the history and lexicology of the Crimean Turkic language, the monuments of Crimean Tatar literature of 15th—18th centuries, and problems of Russian and Turkic modern literature.

Mrs. Tamara A. Tchernaya — Head Librarian, curator of manuscript collection and collection of rare books of the Komarov Botanical Library (botanical department of the Library of the Russian Academy of Sciences). Specialist in the field of botanical illustration, author of many articles, co-author and author some monographs in the field.

Notes to Contributors

Manuscripts must be written in English.

Manuscripts must be clearly typewritten with numbered pages, double linespacing and wide margins throughout. The title should be as brief and informative as possible. The institute at which the work has been done should be indicated at the head of each paper. Authors are requested to include their e mail address if one is available.


Manuscripts should be sent in duplicate to the Editor in Chief: Dr. Efim A. Rezvan, Peter the Great Museum of Anthropology and Ethnography (Kunstkamera), Russian Academy of Sciences, 3 Universitetskaya nab., 199034, St. Petersburg, Russia, e mail: efim.rezvan@mail.ru.


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