Die Zoroastrische Zeitvorstellung

Author: Kianoosh Rezania
Publisher: Otto Harrassowitz
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Kianoosh Rezania unternimmt in seiner Studie "Die zoroastrische Zeitvorstellung" eine detaillierte Charakterisierung der Zeitkonzeptionen des Zoroastrismus. Dabei geht er uber die Untersuchung der Konzeption von Zeit in alt- und jungavestischen sowie mittelpersischen zoroastrischen Texten der historischen Entwicklung des Zoroastrismus nach. Themen wie die Schopfung der Zeit, das Verhaltnis von Zeit und Bewegung, der Ablauf der Zeit, die Zusammenhange von Zeit und Schicksal sowie Zeitordnungssysteme finden hier besondere Beachtung. Berucksichtigt wird zudem die Nebenuberlieferung uber das zoroastrische Zeitverstandnis, insbesondere die christlichen Berichte aus der Sasanidenzeit und die arabischen Zeugnisse aus der islamischen Zeit. Auf der Grundlage dieser Quellen stellt Rezania eine neue Interpretation des Zurwan-Mythos und seiner kosmogonischen Konzeption der Ewigkeit vor. In einem abschliessenden Teil wendet er sich dem seit mehr als 200 Jahren in der Forschung diskutierten Zurvanismus und dem Verhaltnis der beiden kosmogonischen Konzeptionen des Zurwan-Mythos und des Pahlavi-Schopfungmythos zu. Die aus der Analyse gewonnenen Ergebnisse erlauben es ihm, die Frage zu erhellen, ob Zurwan-Mythos und Pahlavi-Mythos zwei rivalisierende synchrone oder aber zwei asynchron miteinander in Einklang stehende kosmogonische Konzeptionen sind.

From Da N To D N

Author: Christine Allison
Publisher: Otto Harrassowitz Verlag
ISBN: 9783447059176
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Die Festschrift enthalt insgesamt 30 Beitrage zu verschiedenen Bereichen der Iranistik. Es handelt sich sowohl um Artikel zu Forschungsschwerpunkten von Ph. G. Kreyenbroek, wie dem Zoroastrismus, der kurdischen Literatur und Religion, insbesondere die der Yeziden und Ahl-e Haqq, aber auch um Beitrage zur iranischen Philologie, der Zeit der Achameniden sowie der Geschichte und Kultur Irans in islamischer Zeit. Die Aufsatze umfassen so unterschiedliche Themen wie z.B. Sinn und Zweck von Ritualen aus der Sicht von Parsi-Priestern, eine Gegenuberstellung von Tawusi Melek und dem Pfau in der Mandaischen Tradition, Zeitkonzepte des Yezidismus, einen Uberblick uber die persische Presse der letzten Jahrzehnte, judaische Gesandte im Achamenidenreich, Ohrmazd in der soghdischen Uberlieferung, Modalitatstypologie im Kurdischen und Hawrami oder baktrische Demonstrativpronomina. Ein Uberblick uber das Werk Kreyenbroeks sowie ein Verzeichnis seiner Schriften erganzen den Band.

The Zoroastrian Flame

Author: Alan Williams
Publisher: I.B.Tauris
ISBN: 0857728865
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Zoroastrianism has always commanded interest way beyond the circles of its actual adherents. Its unbroken history, remarkable texts and distinctive beliefs span three millennia, making it one of the world’s most venerable faiths. For many centuries, from the birth of the religion late in the second millennium BC to its influence on the Achaemenids and later adoption in the third century AD as the state religion of the Sasanian Empire, it enjoyed imperial patronage and profoundly shaped the culture of antiquity. The Magi of the New Testament most probably were Zoroastrian priests from the Iranian world, while the enigmatic figure of Zarathushtra (or Zoroaster) himself has exerted continual fascination in the West, influencing creative artists as diverse as Voltaire, Nietzsche, Mozart and Yeats. This authoritative volume brings together internationally recognised scholars to explore Zoroastrianism in all its rich complexity. Examining key themes such as history and modernity, tradition and scripture, art and architecture and minority status and religious identity, it places the modern Zoroastrians of Iran, and the Parsis of India, in their proper contexts. The book extends and complements the coverage of its companion volume, The Everlasting Flame.

On The Explanation Of Chess And Backgammon

Author: Touraj Daryaee
Publisher: H&S Media
ISBN: 1780836104
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The Book is full text on the rules and views of the games of chess and backgammon comes from a Pahlavi text, reported to be from the time of Khusro Anushirvan in the 6th CE.

The Letter Of Mara Bar Sarapion In Context

Author: Annette Merz
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9004233016
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In The Letter of Mara bar Sarapion in Context Merz and Tieleman present an interdisciplinary collection of studies examining an intriguing yet neglected Syriac letter and its historical context.

A State Of Mixture

Author: Richard E. Payne
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520961536
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Christian communities flourished during late antiquity in a Zoroastrian political system, known as the Iranian Empire, that integrated culturally and geographically disparate territories from Arabia to Afghanistan into its institutions and networks. Whereas previous studies have regarded Christians as marginal, insular, and often persecuted participants in this empire, Richard Payne demonstrates their integration into elite networks, adoption of Iranian political practices and imaginaries, and participation in imperial institutions. The rise of Christianity in Iran depended on the Zoroastrian theory and practice of hierarchical, differentiated inclusion, according to which Christians, Jews, and others occupied legitimate places in Iranian political culture in positions subordinate to the imperial religion. Christians, for their part, positioned themselves in a political culture not of their own making, with recourse to their own ideological and institutional resources, ranging from the writing of saints’ lives to the judicial arbitration of bishops. In placing the social history of East Syrian Christians at the center of the Iranian imperial story, A State of Mixture helps explain the endurance of a culturally diverse empire across four centuries.

Shoshannat Yaakov

Author: Shai Secunda
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9004235442
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This work includes studies by leading scholars on Ancient Jewish and Iranian studies and essays that combine both fields in the new discipline of Irano-Talmudica.

The Wiley Blackwell Companion To Zoroastrianism

Author: Michael Stausberg
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1444331353
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This is the first ever comprehensive English-language survey of Zoroastrianism, one of the oldest living religions Evenly divided into five thematic sections beginning with an introduction to Zoroaster/Zarathustra and concluding with the intersections of Zoroastrianism and other religions Reflects the global nature of Zoroastrian studies with contributions from 34 international authorities from 10 countries Presents Zoroastrianism as a cluster of dynamic historical and contextualized phenomena, reflecting the current trend to move away from textual essentialism in the study of religion

Dion De Pruse L Homme Son Oeuvre Et Sa Post Rit

Author: Eugenio Amato
Publisher: Georg Olms Verlag
ISBN: 3487155001
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L'œuvre de Dion de Pruse transmise jusqu'à nous manifeste une diversité étonnante, voire déconcertante, liée à la complexité même du personnage. Dans son activité d'orateur, Dion fut en effet multiple. En est résultée une œuvre inégale et hétérogène, marquée par la variété des formes et des genres (sermons philosophiques, diatribes, discours délibératifs, consolations…) et des thèmes (critique littéraire, points de morale publique ou privée, conseils politiques, sujets philosophiques ou religieux). Or cette hétérogénéité est infiniment précieuse : en effet elle permet d'embrasser tout le champ d'activité d'un notable grec dans les premiers temps de l'empire, un notable qui se doublait d'un intellectuel. C'est donc dans sa richesse et sa diversité qu'a été envisagée l'œuvre de Dion de Pruse lors du grand colloque international qui s'est tenu à Nantes en mai 2015, comme en témoignent les différentes contributions constituant cet ouvrage, qui ont tenté d'aborder, sous ses aspects les plus marquants, l'ensemble de la production rhétorique de cet auteur. Dio of Prusa’s work, as far as it is preserved, reveals an astonishing yet confusing diversity, related to the complexity of that literary figure. In view of his activity as an orator, Dio’s work was manifold indeed. Hence he left behind an array of dissimilar and diverse works, characterized by a variety of forms and genres (philosophical sermons, diatribes, deliberative discourses, consolations…), as well as of themes (literary criticism, essays on public or private morality, political advice, philosophical or religious topics). Such diversity is infinitely precious, because it permits to encompass the broad spectrum of activities undertaken at the beginning of the Roman Empire by a Greek member of the elite and intellectual as well. Therefore, at the international research conference held in Nantes in May 2015, the studies on Dio of Prusa’s work were aimed at exploring its richness and diversity, as evidenced by the various contributions of this volume, whose purpose was to examine, by focusing on its most notable aspects, Dio’s whole literary production.