Volume 121 / Number 4 / October-December 2001

ISSN 0003-0279

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Articles

PAUL R. GOLDIN, The Motif of the Woman in the Doorway and Related Imagery in Traditional Chinese Funerary Art   539
SHUEN-FU LIN, The Last Classic Chinese Novel: Vision and Design in The Travels of Laocan   549
TIMOTHY LUBIN, Vratá Divine and Human in the Early Veda   565
BRIAN A. HATCHER, Sanskrit Pandits Recall their Youth: Two Autobiographies from Nineteenth-Century Bengal   580
GERALD T. ELMORE, Shaykh 'Abd al-'Aziz al-Mahdawi, Ibn al-'Arabi's Mentor   593
TZVI ABUSCH, The Development and Meaning of the Epic of Gilgamesh: An Interpretive Essay   614

Review Article

PHILIP C. SCHMITZ, A Research Manual on Phoenician and Punic Civilization   623

Brief Communications

BRIAN A. HATCHER, How the Girisa Vidyaratna Press Acquired its Fonts: A Supplement to the Work of Fiona G. E. Ross   637
PETER J. HUBER, The Solar Omen of Mursili I   640
TOM BOIY, Dating Problems in Cuneiform Tablets Concerning the Reign of Antigonus Monophthalmus   645

Reviews of Books

TAKEUCHI: The Structure and History of Japanese: From Yamatokotoba to Nihongo (Roy Andrew Miller)    651
LÉVY: Chinese Literature, Ancient and Classical (Ronald Egan)   655
KIESCHNICK: The Eminent Monk: Buddhist Ideals in Medieval Chinese Hagiography (Robert Ford Campany)    656
SIMMONS: Chinese Dialect Classifcation: A Comparative Approach to Harngjou, Old Jintarn, and Common Northern Wu (Zev Handel)   658
DUDBRIDGE: Lost Books of Medieval China (Paul W. Kroll)    660
DONKIN: Dragon's Brain Perfume: An Historical Geography of Camphor (Ch'en Kuo-tung)   662
FUSSMAN and KÖNIG: Die Felsbildstation Shatial (Richard Salomon)    663
BAKKER: The Vakatakas: An Essay in Hindu Iconology (Robert L. Brown)    664
SINGHA: A Despotism of Law: Crime and Justice in Early Colonial India (Ludo Rocher)   667
BROCKINGTON, ed.: A Catalogue of the Sanskrit and Other Indian Manuscripts of the Chandra Shum Shere Collection in the Bodleian Library, part II: Epics and Puranas; part III: Stotras (Ludo Rocher)   668
MURRAY: Sir William Jones 1746-1794: A Commemoration (Rosane Rocher)   669
ODDIE: Missionaries, Rebellion and Proto-Nationalism: James Long of Bengal 1814-47 (Rosane Rocher)   670
SASTRI: Mahakavi BhÀdhardas: Ek SamÀlocanÀtmak Adhyayan (John E. Cort)   672
WAYMAN: A Millennium of Buddhist Logic, vol. 1 (Brendan S. Gillon)    672
HOCKINGS: A Comprehensive Bibliography for the Nilgiri Hills of Southern India, 1603-1996 (Kamil V. Zvelebil)   673
BOSE, ed.: Faces of the Feminine in Ancient, Medieval, and Modern India (Arvind Sharma)   674
GNOLI: Abhinavagupta, Luce di Tantra: Tantraloka; Torella: Gli aforismi di Siva, con il Commento de Ksemaraja: Sivasitravimarsivi (André Padoux)    676
HANNEDER: Abhinavagupta's Philosophy of Revelation: An Edition and Annotated Translation of Malinislokavarttika I, 1-399 (André Padoux)    678
WHICHER: The Integrity of the Yoga Darsana: A Reconsideration of Classical Yoga (Patrick Olivelle)   679
BANERJI: A Brief History of Dharmasastra (Richard W. Lariviere)    680
MATILAL: The Character of Logic in India (John A. Taber)    681
PORTER, ed.: One God or Many? Concepts of Divinity in the Ancient World (Gary Beckman)    683
VAN DER TOORN: Family Religion in Babylonia, Syria and Israel: Continuity and Change in the Forms of Religious Life (Dominique Charpin)    685
SWERDLOW, ed.: Ancient Astronomy and Celestial Divination (Peter J. Huber)  687
SOKOLOFF and YAHALOM, eds.: Jewish Palestinian Aramaic Poetry from Late Antiquity (Jan Joosten)    689
STAGER, GREENE and COOGAN, eds.: The Archaeology of Jordan and Beyond: Essays in Honor of James A. Sauer (Ernst Axel Knauf )    690
WEVERS: Notes on the Greek Text of Numbers (Saul Levin)   691
AL- MUBARAKI, et al., eds.: Ginza Rha (The Great Treasure); Qualasta: The Mandaean Liturgical Prayer Book, Book 1 (Matthew M. Morgenstern)    692
KAHL: Siut-Theben: Zur Wertschäftzung von Traditionen im alten Ägypten (B. P. Muhs)    694
GORDON: A Scholar's Odyssey (A. F. Rainey)    695
YILDIZ and OZAKI: Die Umma-Texte aus den archäologischen Museen zu Istanbul, vol. 5 (Tania Sharlach)    696
GOEHRING: Ascetics, Society, and the Desert: Studies in Early Egyptian Monasticism (Andrew Crislip)    699
BEAULIEU: Legal and Administrative Texts from the Reign of Nabonidus (M. A. Dandamayev)    700
RUSSELL: The Writing on the Wall: Studies in the Architectural Context of Late Assyrian Palace Inscriptions (Benjamin R. Foster)    702
BATTINI-VILLARD: L'espace domestique en Mésopotamie de la IIIe dynastie d'Ur à l'époque paléo-babylonienne (Kathryn Keith)    704
MACDONALD and YOUNKER, eds.: Ancient Ammon (Bruce Routledge)    705
PETRY, ed.: The Cambridge History of Egypt, vol. 1: Islamic Egypt, 640-1517 (Reuven Amitai)    707
DALY, ed.: The Cambridge History of Egypt, vol. 2: Modern Egypt from 1517 to the End of the Twentieth Century (Kenneth M. Cuno)    709
FLOOR: The Afghan Occupation of Safavid Persia 1721-1729 (Rudi Matthee)    711
EDZARD and NEKROUMI, eds.: Tradition and Innovation: Norm and Deviation in Arabic and Semitic Linguistics (Alan S. Kaye)   712
DUTTON: The Origins of Islamic Law: The Qur'an, The Muwatta' and Madinan `Amal (Christopher Melchert)    713
ILIC: Hüseyin Lamekani: Ein osmanischer Dichter und Mystiker und sein literarisches Werk (Robert Dankoff)    715
DE JONG and RADTKE, eds.: Islamic Mysticism Contested: Thirteen Centuries of Controversies and Polemics (Valarie Hoffman)   717
HOVANNISIAN and SABAGH, eds.: Religion and Culture in Medieval Islam (Josef W. Meri)    718
BARRUCAND, ed.: L'Egypte fatimide: Son art et son histoire (Paul E. Walker)    719
SHANI: A Monumental Manifestation of the Shi`ite Faith in Late Twelfth-Century Islam: The Case of the Gunbad-i Alawiyan, Hamadan (Judith Pfeiffer)    720
QUINN: Historical Writing during the Reign of Shah `Abbas: Ideology, Imitation, and Legitimacy in Safavid Chronicles (Julie Scott Meisami)    723
MOTZKI, ed.: The Biography of Muhammad: The Issue of the Sources (Asma Afsaruddin)    726
WARRAQ, ed.: The Quest for the Historica Muhammad (Asma Afsaruddin)   728
WALBRIDGE: The Leaven of the Ancients: Shrawardi and the Heritage of the Greeks (Jon McGinnis)    729