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Author Zeini, Arash, author

Title Zoroastrian scholasticism in late antiquity : the Pahlavi version of the Yasna Haptanhaiti / Arash Zeini
Published Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, [2020]


Description 1 online resource (xxviii, 401 pages) : illustrations (black and white)
Series Edinburgh Studies in Ancient Persia
Edinburgh studies in ancient Persia.
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
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (viewed April 3, 2020)
SUBJECT Avesta. Yasna. Haptanhāiti -- Criticism, interpretation, etc
Avesta. Yasna. Haptanhāiti.
Avesta. Yasna. Haptanhāiti fast
Subject Zoroastrianism -- Doctrines.
Zoroastrianism -- Doctrines
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9781474442916