Manuscripta Orientalia. International Journal for Oriental Manuscript Research. Vol. 26 No. 2 December 2020

CONTENTS 



    
TEXT AND MANUSCRIPTS: DESCRIPTION AND RESEARCH  — 3
       

A. Pritula. East Syriac Poetry Embedded in the Manuscript Decoration: 17th—18th Centuries — 3

 
       

Ch. Barbati. Ink as a Functional Marker in the Study of the Syriac and Christian Sogdian Manuscript Fragments in the Turfan Collection (Berlin) and in the Krotkov Collection (St. Petersburg) — 12

 
       

V. Shorokhov, O. Yastrebova, E. Pischurnikova. List of Complaints to Tsar Mikhail Fjodorovich by Shah Safi I, Submitted Verbally by the Persian Ambassador Adzhibek on April 13, 1635 — 32

 
 
TEXT AND ITS CULTURAL INTERPRETATION — 37
       

A. Knysh. Tasting, Drinking and Quenching Thirst: from Mystical Experience to Mystical Gnoseology — 37

 
       

A. Kudriavtceva. Seven Ears and a Hundred Grains: Cereals and Flour Products in Arabia at the Time of the Prophet — 44

 
       

I. Alimov. The Mobility of Chinese Officials. I: Lan pei lu by Fan Cheng‑da — 54

 
       

L. Gushchyan, V. Fedchenko. City as a Text: Narratives, Toponymy and Language Competences of the Modern Jerusalem — 58

 

 

PRESENTING THE COLLECTION — 64
       

V. Prischepova. The MAE RAS Khiwan Collections of A. N. Samoilovich — 64

 
 
FAMOUS ORIENTALIST: LIFE AND ASSESSMENTS — 69 
   

 

  

A. Kudriavtceva, E. Rezvan, M. Rezvan. Russian Sources of the Qur’ānic Ethnography I. Sergei Syromyatnikov Mission in the Gulf in 1900 — 69

 
 
 
OBJECT, SIGN, TEXT — 81
 
       

E. Tsareva. Central Asian Ikats in Written Islamic Sources of the 10th—12th Centuries (in the Framework of Study of Textile Collections of the MAE RAS) — 81

 
       

M. Rezvan. Russia and Its Oriental Other: Self-Cognition Through Mutual Influence (Intermediate Results of One Research Project) —  85

 
 
 
BOOK REVIEW — 88
 
     

Sh. Iakerson. David Stern. The Jewish Bible. A Material History. Seattle and London: University of Washington Press, 2017. 303 pp. With ill. ISBN 9780295741482

 

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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.

Dr. Chiara Barbati — senior researcher at the Department of Civilizations and Forms of Knowledge at the University of Pisa (Italy). Her research focuses on Iranian languages and cultures along the Silk Roads, cultural translation studies, manuscript studies and eastern Christianity.

Dr. Valentina V. Fedchenko — post-doctoral researcher in the National Institute of Oriental Languages and Civilisations (Paris). Specialist in Linguistics and Literature. Author of a series of articles in the field.

Dr. Lusine S. Gushchyan — senior researcher at the Russian Museum of Ethnography (St. Petersburg). Specialist in ethnology and cultural anthropology. Author of a monograph and a series of articles in the field.

Prof. Dr.Shimon M. Iakerson — leading researcher of the Institute of Oriental Manuscripts at the Russian Academy of Sciences; Head of the Department of Semitic and Hebrew Studies, St. Petersburg State University (2009—2020). 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.

Prof. Dr. Alexander D. Knysh — Professor of Islamic Studies at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and Director of an Islamic studies program at the St. Petersburg State University, Russia. He has numerous publications on Islamic studies including twelve books.

Dr. Anna Yu. Kudriavtceva — senior researcher of the International Centre for Islamic Studies, Peter the Great Museum of Anthropology and Ethnography (Kunstkamera), Russian Academy of Sciences (St. Petersburg). Specialist in Qur’anic and Islamic studies, the Qur’an and pre-Islamic poetry, Muslim ritual.

Ekaterina P. Pischurnikova — assistant lecturer of the Department of Iranian Philology of the Faculty of Asian and African Studies, St. Petersburg State University. Research interests: Iranian and Afghan Literature.

Dr. Valeria A. Prischepova — senior researcher of the Peter the Great Museum of Anthropology and Ethnography (Kunstkamera), Russian Academy of Sciences (St. Petersburg). Specialist in ethnography of Central Asia. Author of the series of works on the Museum collections on the region.

Dr. Anton D. Pritula — curator and lead researcher in the Oriental Department at the Hermitage Museum (St. Petersburg), senior researcher in the Institute for Oriental and Classical Studies, HSE University (Moscow). Specialist in the literature and art of the medieval Near East, having particular scholarly interest in the cultural interaction between Christian and Muslim communities. Author of several monographs and exhibition catalogues.

Prof. Dr. Efim A. Rezvan — Editor-in-Chief, Manuscripta Orientalia, International Journal for Oriental Manuscripts Research, Director, International Centre for Islamic Studies, Peter the Great Museum of Anthropology and Ethnography (Kunstkamera), Russian Academy of Sciences (St. Petersburg); Professor of UNESCO Chair in Comparative Studies of Spiritual Traditions, their Specific Cultures and Interreligious Dialogue, Russian Scientific Research Institute for Cultural and Natural Heritage named after D. Likhachev.

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

Dr. Vladimir A. Shorokhov — associate professor of the Department of the Historical Regional Studies of the Institute of History of St. Petersburg State University. Specialist in Russian relations with the Muslim East.

Dr. Elena G. Tsareva — leading researcher of the Department of South and South-West Asia, Peter the Great Museum of Anthropology and Ethnography (Kunstkamera), Russian Academy of Sciences (St. Petersburg). Specialized on archaeological and ethnographic textiles of the people of Northern Eurasia, with emphasis on history of costume and origin and development of knotted carpet weaving, Turkmen carpet weaving in particular. Head of the Kunstkamera workshop “Textiles as a Historical Source”.

Dr. Olga M. Yastrebova — senior researcher of the Manuscript Department, National Library of Russia; associate professor of the Department of Iranian Philology of the Faculty of Asian and African Studies, St. Petersburg State University.

 


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