The Reward of the Righteous. Festschrift in Honour of Almut Hintze

Cantera, Alberto, Maria Macuch, and Nicholas Sims-Williams (eds.). 2022. The reward of the righteouse. Festschrift in honour of Almut Hintze (Iranica 30). Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz Verlag.

The volume is dedicated to one of the foremost scholars in the field of Zoroastrian and Iranian Studies, reflecting the broad range of scholarly interests and research work of the dedicatee. In addition to an appreciation of Almut Hintze’s work and a bibliography of her publications, the volume contains thirty-four contributions written by renowned specialists in their fields. These cover a wide range of topics, stretching from antiquity to the present, and offer many new insights and original perspectives on religious, linguistic and historical problems. The articles, which include many editions of previously unpublished texts, encompass studies on (1) The oldest Zoroastrian textual sources (A. Ahmadi; J. Kellens; A. Panaino; M. Schwartz); (2) The Zoroastrian ritual (A. Cantera; E. Filippone; F. Kotwal; J. Martínez Porro; C. Redard; Y. Vevaina); (3) Avestan manuscripts (G. König); (4) Zoroastrianism in the Middle Iranian and Islamic periods (Sh. Farridnejad; Sh. Shaked); (5) Pahlavi texts, documents and inscriptions (J. Choksy/M.U. Hasan; J. Josephson; M. Macuch; D. Weber); (6) Zoroastrian and Manichaean iconography (F. Grenet/M. Minardi; Y. Yoshida); (7) Manichaean texts in Middle Iranian languages (A. Benkato; I. Colditz; E. Morano/M. Shokri-Foumeshi/N. Sims-Williams; N. Sims-Williams/Bi Bo); (8) Iranian philology (M.A. Andrés-Toledo; Ph. Huyse; E. Jeremiás; P. Lurje; M. Maggi; É. Pirart; A. Rossi); (9) Historical and cultural studies (C. Cereti; J. Palsetia; J. Rose; A. Williams).

Table of Contents (PDF):

  • Amir Ahmadi: “Is There a Cosmic Eschatology in the Gāϑās?”
    Miguel Ángel Andrés-Toledo: “Valued and Invaluable: Avestan aspərəna-“
  • Adam Benkato: “Zu Lesernotizen in sogdischen Handschriften aus Turfan und Dunhuang”
  • Alberto Cantera: “The Offering to Satisfy the ratu (miiazda ratufrī): the Dual System of the Animal Sacrifice in Zoroastrian Rituals”
  • Carlo G. Cereti: “About Kust ī Ādurbādagān and the Quadripartition of the Sasanian Empire”
  • Jamsheed K. Choksy and M. Usman Hasan †: “The Grotto of Inscriptions”
  • Iris Colditz: “Sieben Schüler Zarathustras in einem manichäischen kosmologischen Text”
  • Shervin Farridnejad: “The Zoroastrian Twelve Imams and the Fourteen Infallibles. Islamic Theological Terminology in Zoroastrian New Persian Literature (Zoroastrian Literature in New Persian III)”
    Ela Filippone: “The Ablution of the Limbs in the Baršnūm Context: the Nērang ī pēšag ud sāmān
  • Frantz Grenet and Michele Minardi: “An Illustration of the āb-zōhr and of Some Avestan Formulas on a Wall Painting at Akchakhan-kala (Chorasmia, Early 1st Century AD)”
  • Philip Huyse: “Zur Bedeutung von altpersisch āmāta-“
  • Éva M. Jeremiás: “A Philologist’s Reading of Ḥāfiẓ”
  • Judith Josephson: “History in Book 3 of the Dēnkard
  • Jean Kellens: “Que s’est-il passé entre Aṣ̌i et Zaraϑuštra ?”
  • Götz König: “Zu den Kopenhagener Avesta-Handschriften K36, K37, K38”
  • Firoze M. Kotwal: “Consecration of the Sacred White Bull (Warasyāji) — A Religious Injunction”
  • Pavel B. Lurje: “Considerations on the Etymology of Persian nāmeh
  • Maria Macuch: “A Legal Transaction in the Zoroastrian Community and its Social Consequences”
  • Mauro Maggi: “Two Khotanese Etymologies: parrama‑ and pūheiʾtä
    Jaime Martínez Porro: “The Timing of the Vidēvdād and Vištāsp Yašt Ceremonies”
  • Enrico Morano, Mohammad Shokri-Foumeshi and
    Nicholas Sims-Williams: “The “Seven Efficacious Jewels”: The Manichaean Scriptures in an Unpublished Sogdian Text”
  • Jesse S. Palsetia: “Three Zoroastrian Travellers in England: Parsi Travel in the Age of Empire”
  • Antonio Panaino: “Racing, Ritual and Oral Poetry. About OAv. dąmōiš uruuaēsē apə̄mē, apə̄mē aŋhə̄uš uruuaēsē, and YAv. ustəme uruuaēse gaiiehe
  • Éric Pirart: “La décomposition des caractères avestique”
  • Céline Redard: “Entre tradition et changement : le cas de la désinstallation des prêtres dans la tradition indienne (Y 58)”
  • Jenny Rose: ““Es Lebe Sarastro!”: Zoroaster on Stage in 18th Century Europe”
  • Adriano V. Rossi: “Lexical Continuity in the Middle and New Iranian Cognates of *gar
  • Martin Schwartz: “Gathic †mąnarōiš: A Hapax Expatiated Compositionally “
  • Shaul Shaked †: “Piety in Pahlavi Literature. Notes on mard ī ahlaw and Other Themes”
  • Nicholas Sims-Williams and Bi Bo: “eading the Heavens: Three Manichaean Sogdian Manuscripts”
  • Yuhan Sohrab-Dinshaw Vevaina: “The Fire and His Foes. The Hermeneutics of ‘Community’ in a Zoroastrian Liturgy”
  • Dieter Weber: “On the Formal Structure of Checks in Pahlavi Documents”
  • Alan V. Williams: A Lutheran Look-alike: a Distinctly non-Gāthic Hymn”
  • Yutaka Yoshida: A Painting of Mani Held by Fujita Museum”