Written Monuments of the Orient

 “Written Monuments of Orient” is a biannual academic journal covering research on the written heritage of the peoples of Asia. The journal is focusing on languages, history, religious and textual traditions related  to  the Oriental manuscript culture. “Written Monuments of Orient”  has been published first in 2015 by the Institute of Oriental Manuscripts (founded as the Asiatic Museum in 1818) of the Russian Academy of Sciences as an English-language version of the periodical “Pis'mennye pamiatniki Vostoka”.

The Editorial Board office of the journal “Written Monuments of Orient” is located in St. Petersburg, Russia.

The journal is been published by the Moscow "Vostochnaia Literatura" (“Oriental Literature”) Publishers.

We welcome the following contributions:

  • Theoretical articles on the Oriental textology (textual analysis, methods of source criticism, principles for the publication, translation and producing commentaries of Oriental texts).
  • Publications of texts and translations of writings and extracts from them, and also of selections of material from written sources on particular questions of history or the history of literature.
  • Source studies and textology researches (analysis of individual sources, sources relating to particular issues, etc.).
  • Descriptions and surveys of individual manuscripts and collections of manuscripts; reports about newly discovered manuscript materials.
  • Reviews of textological works, of publications of sources and source-study researches, as well as surveys of such publications.
  • Materials and papers on matters of historical terminology and also on ancillary historical and textological disciplines (palaeography, diplomatics, sphragistics, numismatics, epigraphy).

Current Issue

Vol 5, No 2 (2019)

Original Papers
On the History of the Formation and Processing of the Collection of the Tibetan Texts from Khara-Khoto Kept at the IOM, RAS
Zorin A.V., Sizova A.A.
Written Monuments of the Orient. 2019;5(2):3-18
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Old Uyghur Blockprint of Sitātapatrā Dhāraṇī in the Serindia Collection of the IOM, RAS
Turanskaya A., Cengiz A.K.
Written Monuments of the Orient. 2019;5(2):19-38
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The Layman İndu and an Old Uighur Poem
Zieme P.
Written Monuments of the Orient. 2019;5(2):39-48
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Tocharian B Manuscripts in the Berezovsky Collection (2): Five More Fragments
Lundysheva O.
Written Monuments of the Orient. 2019;5(2):49-78
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The Miniatures and Texts in the Е28 Album from the IOM, RAS
Kolesnikov A.I.
Written Monuments of the Orient. 2019;5(2):79-104
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Schilling von Canstadt and His Correspondence with Julius Klaproth in the IOM
Walravens H.
Written Monuments of the Orient. 2019;5(2):105-143
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