Coloru, Omar. 2017. Ancient Persia and silent disability. In Christian Laes (ed.), Disability in antiquity, 61–74. London: Routledge.
Did disability ever exist in ancient Persia? This provocative question is justified by the scarcity of the documentary evidence the historians face when dealing with the pre-Islamic societies of the Iranian world. As a matter of fact, the tradition of theses populations have always been pre-eminently oral. The rock inscription of Darius I at Behistun, which represents the first text written in the Old Persian language, was only composed in the 6th century BCE, when the nearby Mesopotamian world could boast a diverse textual tradition dating back three millennia. […] Given the nature of the evidence, it is easy to feel discouraged about the possibility of having a clear and definite picture of the condition of the disabled in the Persian world. Nevertheless, we can try to explore the issue by surveying the available documents and comparing and contrasting them with external evidence from the classical world.
Omar Coloru, is an associate member of the laboratory ArScAN HAROC (Nanterre). His main research interests include Hellenistic history, history of Iran and pre-Islamic Central Asia, and the relations between the Greco-Roman and the Iranian worlds.
This volume is dedicated to Pierre Lecoq, one of the proliﬁc and renowned scholars of Ancient Iranian and Orietal Studies. The book consists of seventeen papers written by some of the foremost scholars in the ﬁeld of Iranian Studies, essentially concerned with different aspects of Ancient Iranian Art, Archaeology, History, Numismatics and Religion, reﬂecting Pierre Lecoq’s scholarly interests.
Rudiger Schmitt: “Zur altpersischen Grammatik und Inschriftenkunde”
Adriano V. Rossi: “Considérations sur le § 14 de DB et sur Āyadana-/ANzí-ia-anANna-ap-pan-na É.˹MEŠ˺ šá DINGIR.MEŠ
Ela Filippone: “Goat-Skins, Horses and Camels: How did Darius’
Army Cross the Tigris?”
Rémy Boucharlat: “À propos de parayadām et paradis perse : perpléxité de l’archéologue et perspectives”
Margaret Cool Root: “Tales of Translation: Leroy Waterman, Biblical Studies, and an Achaemenid Royal-Name Alabastron from Seleucia”
Jan Tavernier: “À propos de quelques noms iraniens dans les
Georges-Jean Pinault: “Ariyāramna, the Pious Lord”
Jean Haudry: “Le rejeton des eaux”
Philippe Swennen: “Le Yasna Haptaŋhāiti entre deux existences”
Jean Kellens: “Stratégies du Mihr Yašt“
Antonio Panaino: “Later Avestan maɣauua– (?) and the (Mis)Adventures of a ‘Pseudo-Ascetic’”
Céline Redard: “Le fragment Westergaard 10”
Enrico Raffaelli: “The Amǝša Spǝṇtas and Their Helpers: The
Rika Gyselen: “Noeud d’Héraclès, noeuds lunaires et sceaux
Agnès Lenepveu-Hotz: “L’emploi de mar … rā chez Firdausī: simple raison métrique ou cause linguistique?”
Halkawt Hakem: “Kurdistān, Le journal de la République de Mahabad (1946)”
About the Editor:
Céline Redard (PhD 2010) is a scholor of Ancient Iranian Languages and a Research Assistant at the Université de Liège, Département des Sciences de l’Antiquité, Langues et religions du monde indo-iranien ancien.
Covering a wide range of subjects within the general field of Iranian studies, this collection of essays consists of contributions by twenty scholars. Most articles concentrate on Persian linguistics.
A number of further essays discuss Persian literature, historiography; religion, science ; and art. The volume contains numerous illustrations, mostly in colour, and it includes a comprehensive bibliography of Éva M. Jeremiás up to 2015.
Table of Contents:
C. EDMUND BOSWORTH: The poet ‘Asjadī and early Ghaznavid history
MÁRIA GÓSY: Similarities and differences in the early acquisition of grammar by Persian and Hungarian children
ELA FILIPPONE: The so-called Old Persian ‘potential construction’ (being Text production strategies and translation strategies in the Achaemenid documentation, III)
BERT G. FRAGNER: Orientalismus in Abenteuererzählungen aus der frühen Sowjetunion
CARINA JAHANI: Complex predicates and the issue of transitivity: The case of Southern Balochi
ANNA KRASNOWOLSKA: The Sarmatian myth and Poland’s nineteenth-century Orientalism
PAUL LUFT: Authenticity and identity of Qājār poetry on stone and paper
MARIA MACUCH: Precision orientated legal language in the Sasanian law of inheritance
ÁGNES NÉMETH: How do young Iranians speak?
PAOLA ORSATTI: Spoken features in classical Persian texts: subordinate conditional clauses without a conjunction
ANTONIO CLEMENTE DOMENICO PANAINO: Jesus’ trimorphisms and tetramorphisms in the meeting with the Magi
ADRIANO V. ROSSI: Diglossia in Persian
CHRISTINE VAN RUYMBEKE: Sir William Jones and the Anwār-i Suhaylī. Containing a fortuitous but nevertheless essential note on the Orient Pearls
‘ALI ASHRAF SADEGHI: Rare forms of personal endings in some Classical Persian texts
This Memorial Volume is dedicated to one of the most proliﬁc and renowned scholars in the ﬁeld of Ancient Iranian Archaeology and History, the late Professor Klaus Schippmann (1924-2010), who held the chair of “Near Eastern Archaeology with special reference to Iran” at Georg-August University of Göttingen until his retirement in 1990.
The volume consists of eleven papers, written by some of the foremost scholars in the ﬁeld of Iranian Studies as well as some of his lifetime friends and colleagues. The articles are essentially concerned with different aspects of Ancient Iranian Art, Archaeology, History, Numismatics and Religion, reﬂecting the scholarly interests of Klaus Schippmann. The volume is accompanied also by parts of his unpublished private diary (1959) from his Nachlass, reflecting his ideas, visions and memories of his excavations as well as one report of his last trip to his favourable archaeological site of taḫt-e soleymān (Iran), written by his personal tour leader. The book is illustrated by numerous plates.
This volume could be of interest for scholars and students of Ancient Iranian Art, Archaeology, History, Religion and other neighbour disciplines.
DABIR: Digital Archive of Brief notes & Iran Review, 2015, Vol 1, No. 1.
The first issue of the Digital Archive of Brief notes & Iran Review (DABIR) has been published and is available from the official website of DABIR.
The Digital Archive of Brief notes & Iran Review (DABIR) is an open access, peer-reviewed online open access journal published by the Dr. Samuel M. Jordan Center for Persian Studies and Culture at the University of California, Irvine. DABIR aims to quickly and efficiently publish brief notes and reviews relating to the pre-modern world in contact with Iran and Persianate cultures. The journal accepts submissions on art history, archaeology, history, linguistics, literature, manuscript studies, numismatics, philology and religion, from Jaxartes to the Mediterranean and from the Sumerian period through to the Safavid era (3500 BCE-1500 CE). Work dealing with later periods can be considered on request.
Table of Contents: Articles
Saber Amiri Pariyan: “A re-examination of two terms in the Elamite version of the Behistun inscription”
Touraj Daryaee: “Alexander and the Arsacids in the manuscript MU29”
Shervin Farridnejad: “Take care of the xrafstars! A note on Nēr. 7.5″
Leonardo Gregoratti: “The kings of Parthia and Persia: Some considerations on the ‘Iranic’ identity in the Parthian Empire”
Götz König: “Brief comments on the so-called Xorde Avesta (1)”
Ali Mousavi: “Some thoughts on the rock-reliefs of ancient Iran”
Khodadad Rezakhani: “A note on the Alkhan coin type 39 and its legend”
Shai Secunda: “Relieving monthly sexual needs: On Pahlavi daštān-māh wizārdan“
Arash Zeini: “Preliminary observations on word order correspondence in the Zand”
Sajad Amiri Bavandpoor: “Review of Smith, Kyle. 2014. The Martyrdom and History of Blessed Simeon bar Sabba’e”
Lloyd Llewellyn-Jones: “Review of Mayor, Adrienne. 2014. The Amazons. Lives and Legends of Warrior Women Across the Ancient World”
Yazdan Safaee: “Llewellyn-Jones, Lloyd & James Robson. 2010. CTESIAS’ History of Persia: Tales of the Orient”
Bruce Lincoln “Of dirt, diet, and religious others”
Editor-in-Chief: Touraj Daryaee (University of California, Irvine)
Editors: Parsa Daneshmand (Oxford University) and Arash Zeini (University of St Andrews)
Book Review Editor: Shervin Farridnejad (Freie Universität Berlin)
Mazdapour, Katayoun et al. 2015. The Religions of Ancient Iran. Tehran: SAMT Publication.
This book is an introduction to Ancient Iranian Religions. Each chapter of this book deals with one of the major religions or trends in the history of ancient Iranian religions or those religions which were influenced by ancient Iranian beliefs and views.
Table of Contents:
Zaraθuštra (Zoroaster) and the Zoroastrianism
Mani and Manichaeism
Mazdāpur, katāyun va digarān. 1394š/2015. adyān-o maẕāheb dar īrān-e bāstān. tehrān: entešārāt-e samt.
مزداپور، کتایون و دیگران. ۱۳۹۴. ادیان و مذاهب در ایران باستان. تهران: سمت
The two day conference seeks to investigate different topics regarding the “Zoroastrian and Manichean Religious Controversy”. It is organized within the framework of the chair “History and culture of pre-Islamic Central Asia”, Frantz Grenet (Collège de France) and with the scientific support of Jean-Daniel Dubois (Ecole Pratique des Hautes Studies).
The volume edited by Kioanoosh Rezania brings together seventeen articles by Philip Kreyenbroek on the subject of Zoroastrianism. The collection represents the author’s most important short contributions on that subject, written over a period of more than 30 years. Although the papers are concerned with a range of different subjects, they are to some extent interconnected, and in several cases one may find lines of argument emerging in one article which the author develops in subsequent papers.
The papers cover six important aspects of Zoroastrianism: History; the Zoroastrian tradition and its oral transmission; Cosmology, Cosmogony and Eschatology; Priesthood; and Ritual. Topics discussed there include the history of the Zoroastrian tradition in various periods; the mainly oral nature of the Zoroastrian religious tradition until well into the Islamic period, and some of the implications of this for our understanding of that tradition; Kreyenbroek’s views and hypotheses on the nature and origin of the Indo-Iranian and Zoroastrian cosmogonies; the various developments in the structure of the priesthood, particularly during and after the Sasanian period; and lastly various questions concerning the Zoroastrian ritual, which are informed by the author’s extraordinary familiarity with the Zoroastrian ritual literature.