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Author Zeini, Arash, author.

Title Zoroastrian scholasticism in late antiquity : the Pahlavi version of the Yasna Haptanhaiti / Arash Zeini.

Publication Info. Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, [2020]

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Description 1 online resource (xxviii, 401 pages) : illustrations (black and white)
Series Edinburgh Studies in Ancient Persia
Edinburgh studies in ancient Persia.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Part I. Introduction -- Part II. Text and translation -- Part III. Miscellaneous observations -- Part IV. Epilogue -- Appendices
Summary In late antiquity, Zoroastrian exegetes set out to translate their ancient canonical texts into Middle Persian, the vernacular of their time. Although undated, these translations, commonly known as the Zand, are often associated with the Sasanian era (224-651 ce). Despite the many challenges the Zand offers to us today, it is indispensable for investigations of late antique exegesis of the Avesta, a collection of religious and ritual texts commonly regarded as the Zoroastrians' scripture. Arash Zeini also offers a fresh edition of the Middle Persian version of the Avestan Yasna Haptanhaiti, a ritual text composed in the Old Iranian language of Avestan, commonly dated to the middle of the second millennium BCE. Zeini challenges the view that considers the Zand's study an auxiliary science to Avestan studies, framing the text instead within the exegetical context from which it emerged.
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Subject Avesta. Yasna. Haptanhāiti -- Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Avesta. Yasna. Haptanhāiti.
Avesta. Yasna. Haptanhāiti.
Zoroastrianism -- Doctrines.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Other Form: Print version: Zeini, Arash. Zoroastrian scholasticism in late antiquity. Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, 2020 9781474442886 (OCoLC)1144757511
ISBN 9781474442916 electronic book
1474442919 electronic book