ISSN : 0231-844X (print), 2533-5685 (online)
Editor in Chief : Jiří Honzl (executive editor)

Explore and Reform: Two Travellers from Istanbul to Late Ottoman Syria

The article examines the travel accounts of two representatives of Ottoman-Turkish elites, Şerafeddin Magmumi and Halide Edib, describing their official missions in Syria in the 1890s and 1910s, respectively. Inspired by the works of Ussama Makdisi, Selim Deringil and Edhem Eldem, it analyses the…

Die "Scrap-Books"-Sammlung im Archiv des Náprstek-Museums

The scrap-book collection represents a unique set of clippings. Their sources are periodicals of the 2nd half of the 19th century, but also other types of documents. They are sorted according to preset criteria. The collection was founded by Vojta Naprstek’s, based on his experience that he gained…

Female Deities in Mongolian Buddhist Votive Paintings

The present article focuses on iconography of peaceful and wrathful female deities in Tibetan Buddhism in Mongolia. The female deities in Tibetan Buddhism play various roles in everyday practice. Besides the bodhisattvas in female form, they represent personal deities, various protectors and local…