Manuscripta Orientalia. International Journal for Oriental Manuscript Research. Vol. 27 No. 2 December 2021



P. Zieme. Avalokitesvara and an Old Uyghur Inscription from Bazaklik Cave 46 3


E. Zavidovskaia, D. Maiatskii, Y. Yang. Comparative Study of the Illustrations and Images of the Chinese Classical Novel “Investiture of the Gods” in Woodblock Editions, Popular Prints and Temple Paintings — 9


P. Basharin. Judeo-Arabic Literature from the Abraham Firkovich Collection of the National Library of Russia in St. Petersburg 27


A. Kudriavtceva. Food Ecology in the Qur’an: Reality and Afterlife 38


N. Tikhonova, O. Sokolov. Divine Punishment, “the Last Jihad” or the Origin of Protestantism: the Crusades in the Written Legacy of Arab and Tatar Muslim reformers (19th — Early 20th Centuries) — 45


V. Drozdov, A. Šela. Problem of the Authorship of the ‘Ishq-name (“The Book of Love”) Poem Attributed to Sana’i from the Regard of Academic Oriental Studies and Modern Computer Technologies 53


E. Pisciurnikova, A. Šela. Works by Afghan Classical Poet ‘Abd al-Hamid Momand: Stylometric Results — 63


A. Uspensky. Elena Korovaj: inoj vzgljad. Buharskie evrei v russkoj kul'ture [Elena Korovay: The Alternative View. Bukharian Jews in Russian Culture]. Editor of compilation R. Nektalov, academic curator M. Chernov, academic editor V. Dymshits. Moscow: Marjani Foundation, 2020. With the support of Yitzhak Mavashev Foundation (New York). 336 pp. With ill. ISBN 978-5-6040378-7-4 — 69


A. Kolesnikov, M. Kolesnikova. M. K. Baskhanov & E. A. Rezvan. Kashgar: Images from the Great Game. Photographic collections of Nikolai Petrovskii and Yakov Lutsch from the Kunstkamera, St. Petersburg. St. Petersburg: Nestor-Historia, 2021. 624 pp. ISBN 978-5-4469-1906-2 — 73



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Dr. Pavel V. Basharin — PhD in Philosophy, Director of the International Russian-Iranian Centre in the Russian State University for the Humanities in Moscow; Assistant professor of the Department of Modern East in the Russian State University for the Humanities in Moscow.

Dr. Vladimir A. Drozdov ― PhD in Philology, Associate Professor of the Department of Iranian Philology of the Faculty of Asian and African Studies of St. Petersburg State University. Research interests: classical Persian literature, Islamic mysticism, Arabic and Persian writings on the theme of mystical love, Sufi Persian literature.

Dr., Prof. Alexander A. Kolesnikov — Director of the Centre for Eurasian studies of St. Petersburg State University, author of a series of monographs on the history of military Oriental studies in Russia, the history of the Ottoman Empire and the Turkish Republic.

Dr. Maria A. Kolesnikova — Cultural Attaché of the Russian Embassy in Morocco, author of the monographs and series of articles on the Turkish politics in Africa.

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’ānic and Islamic studies, the Qur’ān and pre-Islamic poetry, Muslim ritual.

Dr. Dmitry I. Maiatskii — associate professor, St. Petersburg State University. Specialist on Chinese traditional literature, drama, woodblock print books.

Ekaterina P. Pischurnikova — Assistant Professor of Iranian Philology at the Faculty of Oriental Studies, St. Petersburg State University. The research interests embrace Afghan Classical literature and Pashto language.

Dr. Artjoms Šela — PhD, Assistant Professor at the Methodology department, Institute of Polish Language, Polish Academy of Sciences (Krakow); researcher at the University of Tartu. Main research interests include versification studies, computational literary studies and stylometry.

Dr. Oleg A. Sokolov — laboratory assistant of Research Laboratory for Analysis and Modeling of Social Processes (St. Petersburg State University), arabist, specialist in the history of the Crusades and Arab Intellectual history.

Dr. Nadezhda E. Tikhonova — research fellow of the Centre for Historical Research of the National Research University Higher School of Economics (HSE), turkologist, historian of Russia. Author of series of articles on the bilingual Russian-Turkic “Perevodchik-Terjiman” newspaper (1883—1918).

Dr. Anton M. Uspensky — PhD in Art History, member of the Association of Artists, chief researcher at the Russian Museum, member of the Academic Council of the St. Petersburg Museum of Islamic Culture.

Dr. Yang Yujin — professor, Zhongzheng State University, Taiwan. Specialist on Chinese literature and popular religion.

Dr. Ekaterina A. Zavidovskaya — senior research fellow, Institute of Far Eastern Studies RAS, associate professor — BryanskStateUniversity. Specialist in the Chinese folk religion studies. Author of the series of articles and monographs in the field.

Prof. Dr. Peter Zieme (born 1942) is 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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