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Valery Vyacheslavovich

Senior Researcher at the IOM RAS
Candidate of Sciences (equiv. Ph.D.) - History
(25.02.1939 — 14.11.2014)
Born on February 25, 1939, in Primorsky Province, the USSR.

In 1961, graduated from Leningrad State University, the Faculty of Oriental Studies. In 1984 defended the PhD Dissertation entitled “The Fihrist” by Ibn al-Nadim as a Historical Cultural Source from the 10th Century [“Фихрист” Ибн ан-Надима как историко-культурный памятник Х в.].

From 1965 to 1976, worked at the Library of the USSR Academy of Sciences at the Leningrad Branch of the Institute of Oriental Studies. From 1976, the researcher at the Institute, from 2001 to 2008, headed the Department of Near Eastern Studies. Published more than 50 papers.

Major research interests: source criticism, textology, Arabic manuscript tradition, cultural studies.

Publications ( the entire list as a *.pdf file)


Polosin V.V. Muslim Manuscripts: Quantitative Methods of Research. Selected articles. Saint Petersburg: MAE RAS- Manuscripta Orientalia, 2015. (Manuscripta Orientalia Electronic book series; Vol. 5).


Polosin V.V. Ibn Muqla and the Qur'anic Manuscripts in Oblong Format // Mélanges de l'Université Saint-Joseph. Liban: Beyrouth, 2006. Vol. LIX. P. 309-317.


Арабская Псалтырь: Приложение в факсимильному изданию Рукописи А 187 (Арабская петербургская лицевая Псалтырь) из собрания Института востоковедения РАН (Санкт-Петербургский филиал) / Подг. Вал.В.Полосин, Н.И.Сериков, С.А.Французов: Под общ. ред. Н.И.Серикова. - СПб.; Воронеж: «Кварта», 2005. — 216 с. 44 ил. — (Серия «Mirabilia»).


Polosin Val. ‘Unwān Illuminations in Arabic Manuscripts (Part 1) // Manuscripta Orientalia. Vol. 8, No 2, June 2002. P. 12-19.


Polosin V. Unknown Numerical Aesthetics in the Design of Turkish Manuscripts // Manuscripta Orientalia. Vol. 7, No 4, December 2001. P. 30-36.


Polosin Val.V. The Arabic Bible: Turning Again to an Old Controversy // Manuscripta Orientalia. Vol. 6, No 3, September 2000. P. 3-18.


Polosin Val. “All is Numbers”? An Unknown Numerical Component in the Design of Medieval Arabic Manuscripts // Manuscripta Orientalia. Vol. 5, No 1, March 1999. P. 7-11.


Polosin Val.V. Arabic Manuscripts: Text Density and its Convertibility in Copies of the Same Work // Manuscripta Orientalia. International Journal for Oriental Manuscript Research. Vol. 3, No 2, June 1997. P. 3-17.


Polosin V. Muslim Bindings with al-Khālidiyānī double borders // Manuscripta Orientalia. Vol. 2, No 2, June 1996. Pp. 9-12.


Раса’ил ал-хикма I—XIV («Послания мудрости» I—XIV): Из друзских рукописей СПбФ ИВ РАН (А 173). Факсимиле рукописи; предисловие, исследование (гл. II, III), избранные переводы с арабского, глоссарий М. А. Родионова; гл. I исследования Вал. В. Полосина. — СПб.: Центр «Петербургское Востоковедение», 1995. — 272 с. («Памятники культуры Востока: Санкт-Петербургская научная серия». Вып. I)

Polosin Val. & Rezvan E. Asiatic Museum Project: 1. Data-Base on Muslim Seals // Manuscripta Orientalia. Vol. 1, No 1, July 1995. Pp. 53-55.

Polosin V. To the Method of Describing Illuminated Arabic Manuscripts // Manuscripta Orientalia. Vol. 1, No 2, October 1995. Pp. 16-21.

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