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Abstract The book focuses on the idea that the creative work of the Iranians reached its peak in the art of handwriting and manuscript illustration. This work by Hamid-reza Kelichkhani helps the readers discover the wonderful world of calligraphy, where the aesthetics of meaning is combined with the aesthetics of its artistic presentation. The evidence for that can be seen in more than 300 illustration depicting unique art masterpieces. The book will be of great use for the experts in codicology, as well as everyone interested in the history of art and books. Imprint Hamid-Reza Kelichkhani. Iranian calligraphy: introduction to…
Abstract This work is devoted to the institutionalization of the 2nd Muslim parish in Moscow, which had formed in the north districts of the city by 1894 and further led to the construction of the existing Moscow Cathedral Mosque in 1904-1905, located in Vypolzov lane. This parish had numerous predecessors — places with a large number of Muslims living in mostly Christian environment. The medieval sites include the Derbentskoye area (near the Turgenevskaya metro station), the Palace of the Kasimov princes (Myasnitskaya street), the Yard of the sultan of Khiva (Maroseyka street), etc. More recent sites include the house of…
Abstract The book provides a concise overview of the history of the ancient and medieval Algeria, its conquest by the Ottoman Empire and later by France. It describes different stages of the country’s evolution as an independent state, with a focus on the civil war of 1992-1999 and the causes of the Algerian leaders’ negative attitude towards the “Arab Spring”. The work is meant for those interested in political sciences, history and especially oriental studies, as well as general readers willing to know more about the events happening in the North Africa. Imprint M.F. Vidyasova, V.V. Orlov. Algeria at a…
Abstract The work focuses on the conceptualization logic explaining the interior mechanism of consciousness and the culture unwrapped in the systems. It suggests the understanding of the consciousness’ activity as an epistemic chain, that is a provisional build-up line of cognitive actions’ complexity connected with the initial intuition of the subject-predicate agglutination and equipped withleast three significant levels: sensory perception, conventional speech and theoretical reasoning, including formal argumentation. It contains an explanation of initial intuitions for the substantial conceptualization logic unwrapped in the context of the European culture and the processual logic unwrapped in the context of the Arab Muslim…
The constitutional system of the Islamic Republic of Iran The book of the famous Iranian political expert Amir Sadeghi Neshat contains a theoretical description of the political order of the Islamic Republic of Iran. The author presents a concise characteristics of the foundational principles of the new model of an Islamic state based on the “velayat-e fakih” principle. A. Sadeghi Neshat analyses the main components of Iran’s constitutional system and demonstrates that it represents a rule-of-law state with the separation of powers and all major institutions of representative and competitive democracy. At the same time, he emphasizes its unique character…
Abstract This study guide is devoted to the correlation of two major categories of the medieval Islamic philosophy: the absolute and the truth. Although these terms are interpreted differently in different Islamic schools and movements, what is meant is the single universal foundation of creation and the genuineness of its manifestations. In order to avoid specialized theological arguments, the authors replaced such words as “God”, “Allah”, “Lord”, “Almighty” with their philosophic equivalent, that is “the Absolute”. The books presents the main ideas of Mu’tazilism, falsafa, ishrakism, Ismailism of the classical period in a chronological order. The book was prepared in…
Imprint The work by Seyed Abu’l-Qasem Husseini, a well-known contemporary Iranian writer, scholar, translator and poet, is devoted to the typology of the Qur’anic stories in the context of the historical reality. The purpose of the research is to determine to what extend the Qur’anic stories refer to the historical reality and what is the role of symbolic and mythological elements in these stories. The book was prepared in the context of the cooperation between the International Centre for Islamic Research of the RAS Anthropology and Ethnography Museum and the Islamic Culture Research Foundation (Moscow). Imprint Seyed Abu’l-Qasem Husseini (Jarfa).…
Abstract This collection contains the articles of Russian and Iranian authors devoted to different aspects of the Islamic revolution and the development of the Islamic Republic of Iran. The focus is placed on the ideological justification of a new Islamic state model based on the “velayet-e fakih” principle and its practical implementation. The work presents an analysis of the results of social, political, economic and cultural development of Iran, its major concepts of foreign policy and the evolution of the Russian-Iranian relationships. The work also suggests possible scenarios for the development of the Islamic Republic of Iran. This collection of…