Manuscripta Orientalia. International Journal for Oriental Manuscript Research. Vol. 27 No. 1 June 2021



P. Zieme. Scenes from the Lotus Sutra. An Old Uygur Temple Banner with Cartouche Inscriptions — 3


A. Pritula. “Scribal” Quatrains in Poetry Collections: A General Typology and the Question of Origin — 20


V. Shorokhov, T. Slesarev. Safawid Diplomatic Documents from the Period of Shah Safi I in the RSAAA Collections — 26


I. Alimov. The Mobility of Chinese Officials. II: Lu Zhen and Cheng yao lu — 33


S.-Ch. Ahn, K. Egorova. Lowercase Writing in Loanword Transliteration in Japanese — 36




A. Kudriavtceva, E. Rezvan, M. Rezvan. Russian Sources of the Qur’anic Ethnography II. Alexander A. Adamov and His “Arabic Iraq” — 45




D. Radjabova. Contribution of Pyotr Lerch to the Study of the History of Central Asia (Based on Materials from the Archives and Libraries of the Russian Academy of Sciences) — 61


Pramono, Sudarmoko. A Newly Discovered Manuscript: Second Version of Syarh Rubai of Hamzah Fansuri Written by Syamsuddin Al Sumatrani — 65


A. Treiger. Professor Nikolai N. Seleznyov (1971—2021) and His Contributions to Syriac and Christian Arabic Studies — 78



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Prof. Dr. Sang-Cheol Ahn — Professor of the Department of Oriental Languages and Culture, Department of Interpretation and Translation (Linguistics), North-Eastern Federal University in Yakutsk, Sakha Republic (Yakutia), Russia; Director of the School of International Studies, North-Eastern Federal University; Director of the King Sejong Institute in Yakutsk, Russia.

Dr. Igor A. Alimov — Head of the Department of East and Southwest Asia of the Peter the GreatMuseum of Anthropology and Ethnography (Kunstkamera), RussianAcademy of Sciences (St. Petersburg). Specialist in Far Eastern ethno‑cultural texts. Author of the series of monographs in the field.

Mrs. Kyunney G. Egorova — Senior Lecturer, Department of Oriental Languages and Culture, North-EasternFederalUniversity in Yakutsk, SakhaRepublic (Yakutia), Russia.

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.

Dr. Pramono — Head of the Department of Minangkabau Literature, Faculty of Humanities, AndalasUniversity (Padang, West Sumatra), specialist in philology. He has published several academic papers and books on the field.

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.

Dr. Dilora N. Radjabova — candidate of historical sciences, Associate Professor of Samarkand State University, doctoral student of the Institute of History of the Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Uzbekistan. Author of a series of articles on history and historiography of Uzbekistan of the second half of the 19—20th centuries.

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.

Mr. Timur A. Slesarev — Chief Librarian at the Department of Oriental Studies, the M. Gorky Scientific Library of St Petersburg University, specialist in Turki languages and writings.

Mr. Sudarmoko — lecturer at the Department of Indonesian Literature, Faculty of Humanities, Andalas University (Padang, West Sumatra), specialist in the history of modern Indonesian literature. He has published academic articles and books on the field. He is currently pursuing his PhD at Leiden University.

Prof. Dr. Alexander S. Treiger — Professor of the Department of Classics, Dalhousie University (Canada). Research interests: Arabic and Syriac Christianity, Graeco-Arabic Studies, Islamic philosophy and theology, transmission of ideas from Late Antiquity to early Islam.

Prof. Dr. Peter Zieme (born 1942)  Senior Researcher at the Berlin Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities. He worked for many decades for the project Turfan studies. In his publications he edited several Old Uighur Manichaean and Buddhist scriptures selected from collections of Turfan and Dunhuang materials.


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