Manuscripta Orientalia. International Journal for Oriental Manuscript Research. Vol. 29 No. 2 2023

CONTENTS 



    
TEXT AND MANUSCRIPTS: DESCRIPTION AND RESEARCH  — 3
        

A. El-Khatib. Qur’anic Verses Count Analysis in Some Oldest MSS Fragments from Western Libraries — 3

 
        

A. Mesheznikov. Sanskrit Manuscripts of the Serindia Collection (IOM RAS) as Sources on the History of Buddhism in Khotan — 13

 
 
PRESENTING THE COLLECTIONS — 25
        

E. Rezvan. Russian Poet and Harari Booklore. II. Writing and Bookbinding Supplies — 25

 
        

A. Kudriavtceva. Ephemera in the Kunstkamera: the Romaskevich Collection of Persian Postcards — 38

 

 

TEXT AND ITS CULTURAL INTERPRETATION — 45
        

G. Tola. Missionary Work in Late Qing China and the John Fryer Papers: Some Considerations from an Almost Secular Perspective — 45

 
        

I. Katkova, J. Wan. Sufi Tradition in Contemporary Muslim World: Naqshbandiyya Shaykhs of Sumatra and Their Ideas — 52

 
        

I. Alimov. Notes On Xiaoshuo: Bao Guang Lu — 66

 
        

M. Albogachieva, M. Rezvan. Some Magical Practices in Muslim Ingush Healing Traditions —70

 
 
IN ANGELLO CUM LIBELLO — 77
   

 

  

E. Rezvan. Ethnography in Literature Studies. I: The Native Tribes (“Inorodtsy”) Question and “Anna Karenina” — 77

 
   

 

  

A. Kudriavtceva. Ex Ipso Fonte: the Cataloguing of Arabic Manuscripts in the Scientific Library of St. Petersburg State University — 89

 
 
 
IN MEMORIAM 96
 
        

Sh. Yakerson. Malachi Beit–Arié (1937—2023) 96

 
 
 
PRESENTING THE COLLECTION: IMAGE GALLERY 98
 
        

Persian Postcards and a Watercolour (to the article “Ephemera in the Kunstkamera: the Romaskevich Collection of Persian Postcards” by
A. Kudriavtceva 98

 

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AUTHORS 

Dr. Makka S.-G. Albogachieva — Head of the Caucasus Department of the Peter the Great Museum of Anthropology and Ethnography (Kunstkamera), Russian Academy of Sciences (St. Petersburg). Specialist in the history and ethnography of the peoples of the Caucasus. Author of the series of monographs in the field.

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.

Prof. Shimon M. Iakerson, PhD, DLitt — independent researcher, academic consultant of Beit Avi Chai (Jerusalem, 2022—2023), principal researcher at the Institute of Oriental Manuscripts of the Russian Academy of Sciences (until 2022), Head of the Department of Semitic and Hebrew Studies in the St. Petersburg State University (2011—2020).

Irina R. Katkova — Senior Lecturer at the Faculty of Asian and African Studies of St. Petersburg State University. Specialist in Malay Islamic manuscripts and Sufi literature.

Prof. Abdallah El‑Khatib — Professor of Qur’anic Studies and editor-in-chief of the Journal of Sharia and Islamic Studies at Qatar University, Qatar.

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.

Artyom V. Mesheznikov — Junior Researcher of the Herzen State Pedagogical University of Russia (St. Petersburg). Specialist in Ancient and Early Medieval Sanskrit manuscripts from Central Asia.

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 Ethnography of 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.

Prof. Dr. Gabriele Tola is a researcher at the Italian Institute of Oriental Studies at the Sapienza University of Rome, specialising in Chinese studies, with a focus on lexicography, lexicology and missionary linguistics. He is the author of the monograph as well as numerous articles on the compilation of bilingual glossaries and linguistic materials by foreign missionaries and scholars in late Qing China, and on the mutual exchange between Chinese and Italian literature. He has also published on the subject of Chinese classifiers in late Qing China, Nanjing Mandarin as recorded by foreign missionaries and scholars in 19th-century China, and the first integral translation of Xu Guangqi's Pi wang.

Prof. Dr. Jamaluddin Wan — Professor of Islamic Civilization History and the Rector of UIN Raden Intan Lampung. He completed his PhD in the Department of Middle East and Near East History at the Faculty of Oriental Studies, St. Petersburg State University, Russia in 2003. He also obtained an MA from Syarif Hidayatullah, Jakarta, Indonesia in 1999. He has authored numerous books and article series on the history of Islam and Sufism and also on Islamic education and teacher training in Indonesia.

Notes to Contributors

Manuscripts must be written in English.

Manuscripts must be clearly typewritten with numbered pages. The title should be as brief and informative as possible. The institutution 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.

Submissions

Manuscripts should be sent 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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