Latest news
Most popular
Main menu
News
History
Structure
Personalia
Events
Manuscripts
Publications
IOM Journals
PhD Program
Videos (rus)
Buy books (rus)
Library (rus)
IOM (rus)
What's most interesting for you?

  Print

Prozorov S.M. A unique manuscript of a biographical dictionary by a Khorezmian author // Manuscripta Orientalia. Vol. 5, № 2. June, 1999, pp. 9-17.


The Russian Arabist V.I.Beliayev (1902—1976) was the first to mention the manuscript of an unknown biographical dictionary in the manuscript collection of the St. Petersburg Branch of the Institute of Oriental Studies. While working on the collection in 1953, he singled out this manuscript, acquired in 1939 from the Astrakhan book collector S.A.Alimov, as of “outstanding interest”. The scholar also determined its provenance as Khorezm and suggested that it is an autograph copy dating to the twelfth century. The manuscript was later examined by A.I.Mikhaylova (in drawing up a catalogue of Arabic manuscripts in the collection) and B.Z.Khalidov, who drew from it a biography of the famous scholar al-Zamakhshari. But it is only two decades after V.I.Beliaev’s first comments on the manuscript that his pupil, A.B.Khalidov, published a more detailed discussion of it in his two articles, Apart from an analysis of the manuscript’s contents and sources used, the author made the description of the manuscript. But what is more important, A.B.Khalidov was successful in attributing the work. However, at present, the results of his research need some corrections and additions inevitable after many years had elapsed from the appearance of his articles. The present article presents my own observations on the manuscript, which are basing certainly on the main results of Prof. Khalidov’s work.

PDF-files

The entire paper

Keywords


Arabic literature
biographical dictionary
Khorezm

IOM's page contains
Publications538
Monographs276
Papers261
b_mikhalev_co_1977.jpg
b_dandamaev_co_1999.jpg
b_diakonoff_co_nd.jpg
b_vorobyova-desyatovskaya_c.jpg
b_shiffmann_1993.jpg
Random news: Announcements
At the IOM Department of the Manuscripts and Documents, The Catalogue of Texts of the Tibetan Buddhist Canon Kept at the Institute of Oriental Manuscripts, RAS. Vol. 1: Bka’ ’gyur and Bstan ’gyur, by A.V.Zorin (chief editor), B.L.Mitruev, S.S.Sabrukova, A.A.Sizova, will be discussed.
Read more...


Programming© N.Shchupak; Design© M.Romanov

 Российская академия наук Yandex Money Counter
beacon typebeacon type