Publications

Preliminary Publications

Rezania, Kianoosh. “‘Religion’ in Late Antique Zoroastrianism and Manichaeism. Developing a Term in Counterpoint.” Entangled Religions 11, no. 2 (2020). https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.13154/er.11.2020.8556.
Rezania, Kianoosh. “A Suggestion for the Transliteration of Middle Persian Texts in Zoroastrian Middle Persian.” Edited by Alberto Cantera and Juanjo Ferrer-Losilla. Estudios Iranios y Turanios 4 (2020): 157–77.
Jügel, Thomas. “The Perfect in Middle and New Iranian Languages.” In Perfects in Indo-European and Beyond, edited by Robert Crellin and Thomas Jügel, 279–309. Current Issues in Linguistic Theory 352. Amsterdam: John Benjamins, 2020.
Colditz, Iris. “Women without Guardianship.” In Proceedings of the Eighth European Conference of Iranian Studies. Held on 14–19 Sep. 2015 at the State Hermitage Museum and Institute of Oriental Manuscripts, Russian Academy of Sciences, in St Petersburg. Volume 1: Studies on Pre-Islamic Iran and Historical Linguistics, edited by Pavel Lurje, 106–16. St. Petersburg: The State Hermitage Publishers, 2019.
Jügel, Thomas. “The Development of the Object Marker in Middle Persian.” In Proceedings of the Eighth European Conference of Iranian Studies. Held on 14–19 Sep. 2015 at the State Hermitage Museum and Institute of Oriental Manuscripts, Russian Academy of Sciences, in St Petersburg. Volume 1: Studies on Pre-Islamic Iran and Historical Linguistics, edited by Pavel Lurje, 203–19. St. Petersburg: The State Hermitage Publishers, 2019.
Colditz, Iris. “Eine vergessene zoroastrische Märtyrerin?” In A thousand judgements. Festschrift for Maria Macuch, edited by Almut Hintze, Desmond Durkin-Meisterernst, and Claudius Naumann, 51–70. Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz, 2019.
Jügel, Thomas. “The Aramaeogram of the Copula in Zoroastrian Middle Persian and a Note on the 2sg. Optative.” Digital Archive of Brief Notes & Iran Review (DABIR) 5 (Hanns-Peter Schmidt Gedenkschrift) (2018): 36–41.
Eide, Øyvind, and Christian-Emil Ore. “Ontologies and Data Modeling.” In The Shape of Data in Digital Humanities: Modeling Texts and Text-Based Resources, edited by Julia Flanders, 178–203. London – New York: Routledge, 2018.
Colditz, Iris. “Pahlavi bahr „Anteil“ oder „Brautgabe“? Zum Verständnis einer terminologischen Unschärfe in den Riwāyats zum Dādestān ī dēnīg.” In Transferprozesse in spätantiken Rechtssystemen. Rezeption, Transformation und Rekontextualisierung von Rechtsbegriffen, edited by Iris Colditz, Benjamin Jokisch, and Maria Macuch, 7–30. Episteme in Bewegung. Beiträge zu einer transdisziplinären Wissensgeschichte 10. Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz, 2017.
Colditz, Iris. “Another Fragment of the ‘Parable on the Female Hearer Xybrʾ’? With an Appendix on Zoroastrian Marriage and Funeral Customs.” In Studia Philologica Iranica. Gherardo Gnoli Memorial Volume, edited by Enrico Morano, Elio Provasi, and Adriano Valerio Rossi, 63–78. Serie Orientale Roma, Nuova Serie 5. Roma: Scienze e Lettere, 2017.
Rezania, Kianoosh. “Dēnkard in Its Islamic Context.” Der Islam 94, no. 2 (2017): 336–62.
Jügel, Thomas. Die Entwicklung der Ergativkonstruktion im Alt- und Mitteliranischen: eine korpusbasierte Untersuchung zu Kasus, Kongruenz und Satzbau. Iranica 21. Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz, 2015.
Jügel, Thomas. “Review of Durkin-Meisterernst 2014 Grammatik Des Westmitteliranischen.” Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies 77, no. 3 (2014): 598–600.
Eide, Øyvind. “Review of Granger & Paquot (Eds.) 2012, Electronic Lexicography.” International Journal of Lexicography 27, no. 2 (2014): 180–91.
Jügel, Thomas. “The Verbal Particle BE in Middle Persian.” Münchener Studien Zur Sprachwissenschaft 67 (2013): 29–56.
Jügel, Thomas. “Konkordanz der Kirdīr-Inschriften,” 2010. https://titus.uni-frankfurt.de/personal/tjuegel/kirdir.pdf.
Cantera, Alberto. “Beiträge zur Pahlavi-Lexikographie.” Orientalia Suecana 55 (2006): 17–40.
Cantera, Alberto. Studien zur Pahlavi-Übersetzung des Avesta. Iranica 7. Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz, 2004.
Cantera, Alberto. “Phl. xwaddōšagīh und die Unterwerfung unter die Autorität im (nach)sasanidischen Zoroastrismus.” In Religious themes and texts of pre-Islamic Iran and Central Asia: Studies in honour of Professor Gherardo Gnoli on the occasion of his 65th birthday on 6 December 2002, edited by Carlo Giovanni Cereti, Mauro Maggi, and Elio Provasi, 17–30. Beiträge zur Iranistik 24. Wiesbaden: Reichert, 2003.
Jügel, Thomas. “Enclitic Pronouns in Middle Persian and the Placeholder Construction.” Quaterly Journal of Language and Inscription, 1396, 41–61.
“[P.107](#MP_dēn, Dēnān) ‘Regarding the Plural Form, It Is Important to Not,” n.d.

Project Publications

Rezania, Kianoosh. “Zoroastrianism in Early Islamic Period: Its Participation in ʿAbbāsid Theological-Philosophical Discourse and Its Absence in the Transmission of Sasanian Culture.” In The Reach of Empire – the Early Islamic Empire at Work, edited by Stefan Heidemann and Katharina Mewes, Vol. 2. Studies in the History and Culture of the Middle East 37. Berlin: De Gruyter, 2024.
Musavi, S. Fatemeh. “The Avestan Ī̆šti- in Middle Persian Texts.” Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies, 2024, First View, pp. 1–23. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0041977X22000611.
Jügel, Thomas. “Greater Bundahišn According to the Manuscript DH. Morphosyntactic and Semantic Annotation with a Working Translation.” Bochum - Berlin - Köln: MPCD, 2024.
Jügel, Thomas. “Greater Bundahišn According to the Manuscript TD2. Morphosyntactic and Semantic Annotation with a Working Translation.” Bochum - Berlin - Köln: MPCD, 2024. https://www.mpcorpus.org/corpus/sections/1d5201b4-560f-4bc7-b42f-247842858750.
Jügel, Thomas. “Greater Bundahišn According to the Manuscript TD1. Morphosyntactic and Semantic Annotation with a Working Translation.” Bochum – Berlin – Köln: MPCD, 2024. https://www.mpcorpus.org/corpus/sections/5009ee88-a5bf-415c-8899-d5a40f8bf339.
Cantera, Alberto. “‘For You, Ahurānī of Ahura.’ The Performance of the Service for the Waters in the Long Liturgy and Its Reflection in the Sacred Landscape.” Estudios Iranios y Turanios 6 (2024): 21–70.
Peschl, Benedikt. “Traces of Textual Fluidity in the Zand: Extracts from the Pahlavi Yasna in the Old Pahlavi Codex K20.” Estudios Iranios y Turanios 6 (2024): 229–43.
Jügel, Thomas. “Dēnkard V According to the Manuscript B. Morphosyntactic and Semantic Annotation with a Working Translation.” Bochum - Berlin - Köln: MPCD, 2023. https://www.mpcorpus.org/corpus/sections/ff756c1c-205f-47f1-baf2-6c45d2bc4ef4.
Cantera, Alberto. “The Interpretatio Iranica of Heterograms in Book Pahlavi: The Case of YTYBWN- ‘to Sit down, to Dwell and to Set’ and Some Related Problems.” Estudios Iranios y Turanios 5 (2023): 7–22.
Colditz, Iris. “Landesrecht vs. lokales Recht? Fragen an das sasanidische Rechtsbuch Hazār Dādestān und Forschungsperspektiven eines digitalen Korpus und Wörterbuchs des Zoroastrisch-Mittelpersischen.” Sasanian Studies 2 (2023): 27–40.
Mondaca, Francisco, Kianoosh Rezania, Slavomír Čéplö, and Claes Neuefeind. “Towards a Comprehensive Dictionary of Middle Persian.” In Electronic Lexicography in the 21st Century (ELex 2023): Invisible Lexicography. Proceedings of the ELex 2023 Conference. Brno, 27–29 June 2023, edited by Marek Medveď, Michal Měchura, Carole Tiberius, Iztok Kosem, Jelena Kallas, Miloš Jakubíček, and Simon Krek, 220–35. Brno: Lexical Computing CZ s.r.o., 2023. https://elex.link/elex2023/wp-content/uploads/61.pdf.
Rezania, Kianoosh. “On the Concept of Leadership and the Office of Leader of the Zoroastrians (Hu-Dēnān Pēšōbāy) in Abbasid Zoroastrianism.” Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies, 2023, 1–36. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0041977X22000829.
Jügel, Thomas. “Dādestān ī Mēnōy ī Xrad According to the Manuscript K43a. Morphosyntactic and Semantic Annotation with a Working Translation.” Bochum - Berlin - Köln: MPCD, 2022.
Colditz, Iris. “Non-Zoroastrians in Zoroastrian Law. The Sasanian Law Book in Comparison to Later Pahlavi Texts.” In Byzantium to China: Religion, History and Culture on the Silk Roads. Studies in Honour of Samuel N. C. Lieu at Seventy, edited by Gunner B. Mikkelsen and Ken Parry, 81–114. Texts and Studies in Eastern Christianity 25. Leiden – Boston: Brill, 2022.
Jügel, Thomas. “Word Order Variation in Middle Iranic: Persian, Parthian, Bactrian, and Sogdian.” In Word Order Variation, edited by Hiwa Asadpour and Thomas Jügel, 39–62. De Gruyter, 2022. https://doi.org/10.1515/9783110790368-003.
Jügel, Thomas, Narges Eskandarnia, and Cemile Çelebi. “List of finite verbs.” n/a, 2022.
Rezania, Kianoosh. “Did Āẕar Keyvānīs Know Zoroastrian Middle Persian Sources?” Entangled Religions 13, no. 5 (2022). https://doi.org/10.46586/er.13.2022.8895.
Jügel, Thomas. “Andarz ī Ōšnar ī Dānāg According to the Manuscript K20. Morphosyntactic and Semantic Annotation with a Working Translation.” Bochum - Berlin - Köln: MPCD, 2021. https://www.mpcorpus.org/corpus/sections/1378c214-13ae-4832-8f5d-40f13e721429.
Rezania, Kianoosh. “Manuščihr and the Epistles of Manuščihr.” Encyclopædia Iranica (Online) (2021). https://doi.org/http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2330-4804_EIRO_COM_336458.
Cantera, Alberto. “The Passive Suffix -Ī̆h- in Middle Persian.” In Festschrift D. Weber. Iranica. Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz, accepted.

Related Publications

Colditz, Iris. “Strategies for Success. Manichaeism under the Early Sasanians.” In Varia Manichaica, edited by Enrico Morano and Samuel N. Lieu. Analecta Manichaica 3. Turnhout: Brepols, 2023.
Mondaca, Francisco, Felix Rau, Philip Schildkamp, and Luke Günther. “The Kosh Suite: A Framework for Searching and Retrieving Lexical Data Using APIs.” In Electronic Lexicography in the 21st Century (ELex 2023): Invisible Lexicography. Proceedings of the ELex 2023 Conference. Brno, 27–29 June 2023, edited by M. Medveď, M. Měchura, Carole Tiberius, Iztok Kosem, Jelena Kallas, Miloš Jakubíček, and S. Krek, 236–47. Brno: Lexical Computing CZ s.r.o., 2023. https://elex.link/elex2023/wp-content/uploads/61.pdf.
Peschl, Benedikt. “Avestan-Middle Persian Tense Mismatches in the Zand and the Middle Persian ‘Performative Preterite.’” Indogermanische Forschungen 128 (2023): 9–64. https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.1515/if-2023-0002.
Peschl, Benedikt. The First Three Hymns of the Ahunauuaitī Gāθā. The Avestan Text of Yasna 28–30 and Its Tradition. Handbook of Oriental Studies / Corpus Avesticum 32/4. Leiden – New York: Brill, 2022.
Colditz, Iris. “Sieben Schüler Zarathustras in einem manichäischen kosmologischen Text.” In The reward of the righteous. Festschrift in honour of Almut Hintze, edited by Alberto Cantera, Maria Macuch, and Nicholas Sims-Williams, 123–56. Iranica 30. Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz, 2022.
Jügel, Thomas. “Religiöse Sprachräume – Linguistic areas defined by religion.” In Tous les chemins mènent à Paris – Studies inspired by Agnes Korn, edited by Dorian Pastor and Murad Suleymanov, 73–92. Wiesbaden: Reichert, 2022.
Rezania, Kianoosh. “Zurvanism.” In The Encyclopedia of Ancient History: Asia and Africa. Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell, 2021.
Rezania, Kianoosh. “Mazdakism.” In The Encyclopedia of Ancient History: Asia and Africa. Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell, 2021.
Rezania, Kianoosh. “Cosmology.” In The Encyclopedia of Ancient History: Asia and Africa. Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell, 2021.
Rezania, Kianoosh. “Cosmogony.” In The Encyclopedia of Ancient History: Asia and Africa. Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell, 2021.
Cantera, Alberto. “Ast kē ēdōn gōwēd : les opinions divergentes et la prise des décisions doctrinales dans le zoroastrisme sassanide et post-sassanide.” In Quand les dualistes polémiquaient : zoroastriens et manichéens, edited by Flavia Ruani and Mihaela Timuş, 31–64. Orient & Méditerranée 34. Leuven – Paris – Bristol CT: Peeters, 2020.
Dehghani Farsani, Yoones, and Kianoosh Rezania. “Ibn Al-Malāḥimī on Zoroastrianism.” Iranian Studies 53 (2020): 1–37. https://doi.org/10.1080/00210862.2020.1713058.
Peschl, Benedikt. “Avestan Morphology – Avestan Morphosyntactic Structures.” In A Handbook of Ancient Indo-European Grammars, edited by Götz Keydana, Saverio Dalpedri, and Stavros Skopeteas. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, forthcoming.
“ [425-426;460-463] (#MP_rawišnī,” n.d.
“#MP_baršn,” n.d.

Presentations

Peschl, Benedikt. “Traces of Textual Fluidity in the Zand.” Presented at the Colloque international “Autour de Zaraϑuštra,” Université de Strasbourg, May 6, 2024.
Peschl, Benedikt. “The Zand of the Visperad: Traditional Material in a Late Redaction?” Presented at the 10. European Conference of Iranian Studies, Leiden University, August 25, 2023.
Jügel, Thomas. “Syntactic Variation in the Middle Persian Bundahišn.” Presented at the 10. European Conference of Iranian Studies, Leiden University, August 23, 2023.
Musavi, Raha. “In Search of Linguistic Layers in Zand ī Wahman Yasn.” Presented at the 10. European Conference of Iranian Studies, Leiden University, August 23, 2023.
Colditz, Iris. “Theological Argumentation, Linguistic Expressions, and Style in the Second Epistle of Manuščihr.” Presented at the 10. European Conference of Iranian Studies, Leiden University, August 22, 2023.
Čéplö, Slavomír, and Thomas Jügel. “Identification of Metrical Text in Middle Persian – a Pilot Study.” Presented at the DH Day #5 - Nachhaltige DH in Forschung und Lehre, Ruhr-Universität Bochum, July 20, 2023. https://dhday.rub.de/papers.html?filter=keywords.
Peschl, Benedikt. “Zoroastrian Middle Persian Literature and the Avesta: Current Research Perspectives.” Presented at the 2022 Society of Scholars of Zoroastrianism Conference, online event, November 19, 2022.
Colditz, Iris. “How a Zoroastrian Priest Argues Astronomical Tables.” Presented at the Konferenz Law, Religion and Sciences – rules, norms, and the transfer of knowledge in ancient to medieval traditions, Tübingen, November 7, 2022.
Mondaca, Francisco, Moritz Eßer, and Claes Neuefeind. “MPCD: An API-Based Research Environment.” Presented at the 34. Deutscher Orientalistentag, Freie Universität Berlin, September 15, 2022.
Jügel, Thomas. “Syntactic Ambiguity in Middle Persian – a Quantitative Approach.” Presented at the 34. Deutscher Orientalistentag, Freie Universität Berlin, September 14, 2022.
Colditz, Iris. “Landesrecht vs. lokales Recht? Fragen an das sasanidische Rechtsbuch Hazār Dādestān und Forschungsperspektiven eines digitalen Korpus und Wörterbuchs des Zoroastrisch-Mittelpersischen.” Presented at the 34. Deutscher Orientalistentag, Freie Universität Berlin, September 14, 2022.
Peschl, Benedikt. “The Formation of a Zoroastrian Middle Persian Meta-Liturgical Terminology.” Presented at the 34. Deutscher Orientalistentag, Freie Universität Berlin, September 13, 2022.
Rezania, Kianoosh. “Das zweifelhafte Ritual im zoroastrischen Ritualrecht: eine Kategorie zwischen den validen und invaliden Ritualen.” Presented at the 34. Deutscher Orientalistentag, Freie Universität Berlin, September 13, 2022.
Cantera, Alberto, Iris Colditz, Thomas Jügel, Claes Neuefeind, Benedikt Peschl, and Kianoosh Rezania. “Middle Persian Corpus and Dictionary (MPCD).” Presented at the 34. Deutscher Orientalistentag, Freie Universität Berlin, September 13, 2022.
Neuefeind, Claes, Francisco Mondaca, Øyvind Eide, Iris Colditz, Thomas Jügel, Kianoosh Rezania, Alberto Cantera, and Chagai Emanuel. “Introducing MPCD – Middle Persian Corpus and Dictionary.” Tokyo (online), July 28, 2022. https://dh2022.adho.org/program/presentations.

Related Presentations

Cantera, Alberto. “You, Ahurāni.” Presented at the Colloque international “Autour de Zaraϑuštra,” Université de Strasbourg, May 7, 2024.
Cantera, Alberto. “Ritual and Revelation: Understanding the Dēn (9th Ratanbai Katrak Lectures at Oxford University – Lecture 6).” University of Oxford, November 2, 2023.
Cantera, Alberto. “Mountains, Palaces and Temples: Ritual Space and Ritual Practice (9th Ratanbai Katrak Lectures at Oxford University – Lecture 5).” University of Oxford, October 26, 2023.
Cantera, Alberto. “The Main Liturgy: The Yasna and Its Variants (9th Ratanbai Katrak Lectures at Oxford University – Lecture 4).” University of Oxford, October 19, 2023.
Jügel, Thomas. “From Middle to New Persian: How Many Languages?” Presented at the Linguistics of Western Asia: Methods in the Study of Convergence, Cambridge, UK, September 29, 2023.
Cantera, Alberto. “Again on the Visperad.” Presented at the 10. European Conference of Iranian Studies, Leiden University, August 24, 2023.
Cantera, Alberto. “The Ritual System: Modularity and Productivity (9th Ratanbai Katrak Lectures at Oxford University – Lecture 3).” University of Oxford, May 25, 2023.
Jügel, Thomas. “Aspects of Light in the Bundahišn – a Zoroastrian Encyclopedia from Early Islamic Times.” Presented at the Workshop “Explorations of Metaphors of Light in Religions on the Eurasian Continent,” CERES. Ruhr-Universität Bochum, May 24, 2023.
Colditz, Iris. “Light Metaphors in Manichaeism.” Presented at the Workshop “Explorations of Metaphors of Light in Religions on the Eurasian Continent,” CERES. Ruhr-Universität Bochum, May 24, 2023.
Cantera, Alberto. “The Questioned Antiquity of the Zoroastrian Rituals: Their Reception in Western Academia (9th Ratanbai Katrak Lectures at Oxford University – Lecture 2).” University of Oxford, May 18, 2023.
Cantera, Alberto. “Manuscripts and Rituals: The Written Transmission of the Zoroastrian Rituals (9th Ratanbai Katrak Lectures at Oxford University – Lecture 1).” University of Oxford, May 11, 2023.
Timuş, Mihaela. “About Problematic Aspects in Some Chapters of the Dēnkard 3.” Presented at the Lunchbox Lecture, CERES. Ruhr-Universität Bochum, November 16, 2022. https://ceres.rub.de/de/events/lunchbox-lecture-mpcd/.
Colditz, Iris. “A Passage on a Manichaean Ethical Principle and Related Texts.” Presented at the Tenth Conference of the International Association of Manichaean Studies, Aarhus University, August 9, 2022.
Peschl, Benedikt, and Francesco Barchi. “Preterite Formations in Niya Prakrit and Khotanese: A Case of Substratum Interference.” Presented at the 25th International Conference on Historical Linguistics, University of Oxford, August 5, 2022. https://ichl.ling-phil.ox.ac.uk/abstracts/128.
Peschl, Benedikt. “Devatā Dvandvas in Middle Iranian Onomastics and the Bactrian Personal Name Mihrāmā̆n.” Presented at the Workshop “Tocharian and Iranian in the Tarim Basin and beyond,” Leiden University, June 24, 2022. https://www.universiteitleiden.nl/en/events/2022/06/tocharian-and-iranian-in-the-tarim-basin-and-beyond.
Agostini, Domenico. “Reassessing the Zoroastrian Apocalypse between History and Eschatology.” Ruhr-Universität Bochum, June 14, 2022. https://ceres.rub.de/de/veranstaltungen/lunchbox-lecture-mpcd-14-06-2022/.
Jügel, Thomas. “Tense in Time – The Development of Iranic Verbal Categories and the Difficulty of Naming Them.” Presented at the The Philological Society, UK (online), March 19, 2022. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vnyKCrX2cDQ.
Kłagisz, Mateusz. “In Search of a Bizarre Multi-Limb Creature. Zoroastrian and Islamic Insight into Agricultural Beliefs in the Iranian World.” Ruhr-Universität Bochum, November 5, 2021. https://ceres.rub.de/de/veranstaltungen/vortrag-von-mateuz-klagisz/.
Jügel, Thomas. “Observations Regarding the Use of Enclitic Pronouns in Middle Persian.” Presented at the The Linguistics Association of the University of Kurdistan, Iran (online), November 1, 2021. https://twitter.com/linguok/status/1455172880283717638.
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