Manuscripta Orientalia. International Journal for Oriental Manuscript Research

Vol. 22 No. 2 December 2016.


    I. Itkin, S. Malyshev. Three Unedited Sanskrit / Tocharian A Bilingual Texts of the Varnarhavarnastotra — 3  
    A. Andreev. ‘Ashur Bek's Letters and Prince A. B. Cherkassky's Mission — 9  


    E. Zavidovskaya, E. Teryukova. Chinese Popular Prints of Gods and Talismans Protecting a House from the Collection of Academician V. M. Alekseev in the State Museum of the History of Religions — 29  
    A. Andreev, M. Rezvan. Khiwa and Bukhara Legation Missive Letters of the Late 17th — Early 18th Centuries. I. Preliminary Results of the Research Project — 50  
  Freely accessible   F. Richard. Un Makhzan al-Asrar de Nizami de la Bibliothèque Nationale de France Ayant Appartenu a Mikhaïl Simonitsch Fils de L'ambassadeur de Russie à Teheran — 56  



Anna Kudryavtseva & Efim Rezvan. Man in the Qur’an and Pre-Islamic poetry. Textbook. St. Petersburg: the St. Petersburg State University, the Presidential Library, 2016. 271 pages. ISBN 978-5-905273-97-1
by M. Suvorov
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Manuscripta Orientalia in 2016, vol. 22 (list of contributions) — 72




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Dr. Artyom A. Andreev — a junior research fellow of the State Hermitage, Menshikov Palace (Department), Assistant Professor of the Ethnology Department, School of Political Sciences. Research fields: Oriental policy of Peter the Great, History of Bukhara and Khiwa Khanates in the 18th century.

Dr. Ilya B. Itkin — Institute of Oriental Studies, Russian Academy of Sciences, National Research University Higher School of Economics, Moscow, Russia. Academic interest: morphonology, morphology, theory of grammar, Tocharian languages, Russian language.

Sergey V. Malyshev — Independent researcher, Moscow, Russia. Academic interest: Pâninian linguistics, Tocharian A, Coptic.

Dr. Maryam E. Rezvan — Head of the Department of Central Asia Ethnography of Peter the Great Museum of Anthropology and Ethnography (Kunstkamera), Russian Academy of Sciences (St. Petersburg), specialist in the Qur’anic studies and Islamic magic, author of a monograph and a series of articles in the field.

Dr. Francis Richard — former Keeper of Persian Manuscripts in Bibliothèque nationale de France and former Director of Islamic Art Department in Musée du Louvre. Specialist of Persian manuscripts and miniatures, author of catalogues and articles about codicology and collections.

Dr. Mikhail N. Suvorov — Professor of the Department of Arabic Philology, Faculty of Oriental and African studies, St. Petersburg State University, specialist in Arabic literature and folklore, author of a series articles and monographs in the field.

Dr. Ekaterina A. Teryukova — Deputy-Director for Research Affairs of the State Museum of the History of Religion, Associated Professor at Philosophy of Religion and Study of Religion of the St. Petersburg State University, specialist in the History and Sociology of Religion. Author of the series of articles in the field.

Dr. Ekaterina A. Zavidovskaya — Assistant Professor, National Tsing Hua University, Department of General Education, specialist in the Chinese Folk Religion Studies. Author of the series of articles and 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:



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