О возможном происхождении названия иранского блюда гипа (gipā)
This article pursues the goal of going beyond Saidian notions of Orientalism and Said’s assumption of the “complicity of knowledge with power” to reach back to Foucault’s initial postulates on the role of institutions and the intellectual in the inter-play of power/knowledge relations. The article concentrates on the role of Russian military Oriental studies institutions and orientologists in the context of discourses (the promotion of Russkoe Delo, the juxtaposition of Russia with the West and the Orient, etc.) that existed in late Imperial Russia and influenced the accumulation and development of scholarly knowledge on the Orient. Therefore, the significant contribution of the military domain to Russian Oriental studies on both the institutional and individual levels will be examined from the angle of intra-Russian discourses in the period from the establishment of the Asiatic Section of the General Staff in 1863 up to 1917.
The article presents a systematic appraisal of the essential Russian- and English-language scholarship on Russian Oriental studies and, particularly, on Russia’s Iranology. However, the main target of this article is to trace the discursive continuities and epistemological shifts which have existed in late Imperial, Soviet and, partially, post-Soviet Russia’s Oriental studies since the end of the nineteenth century. Drawing on the sources of the main Russian political, military and academic archives, the author offers his own assessment of the question of rupture or continuity, which is based on a synthesis of the above mentioned scholarship under an entirely new angle. Dealing with the seemingly overwhelming watershed of 1917, he provides an analysis that transcends the unhelpful continuity/change dichotomy, putting forward a completely new interpretation, which is informed by a Foucauldian analysis of the productive nature the power/knowledge nexus.
The collection presents the abstracts of papers, made over the International Coinference on Iranian Studies "Iran: cultural and historic tradition and the dynamic of changes", held by Russian State University for the Humanities
The article reviews the Russian-Iranian relations in the context of the emerging international transport corridors in Central Eurasia. Russia and Iran have different points of convergence of interests in terms of the development of road transport, individual lines of railways and the supply of equipment and transport equipment. In a place with this, the countries fundamentally differ in assessing the effectiveness of individual international transport corridors.
The presented electronic edition is a collection of abstracts of the Eighth Conference of the Iranian Studies (ECIS-8) devoted to different aspects of history, culture and religions of Persianate societies and Iranian languages.
The scholarship on late Imperial Russia’s Oriental studies is divided by a disagreement over the applicability of Edward Said’s ‘Orientalism’ to the Russian case. Moreover, in a broader sense, since the mid 1990s, the Western scholarship has not been unanimous on the applicability of the underlying Foucauldian notions to late Imperial and Soviet Russia. While presenting a systematic study of Soviet and post-Soviet scholarship (mostly unfamiliar to Western readership) this article offers an assessment of the institutional and individual practices, adopted within Russia’s Oriental studies from the late nineteenth century to the present. The article aims to provide an analysis that goes far beyond the Saidian restrictive East-West dichotomy and his concept of two-vector relations between knowledge and state power. It offers a new reading, based on the deconstruction of the interplay of the manifold multi-vector power/knowledge relations that is clearly identifiable in Russia’s long twentieth century Iranian studies.