MacKenzie's edition was to some extent inspired by Boyce's Reader even if it
appeared following 119 A Reader in Manichaean Middle Persian and Parthian ,
Acta Iranica 9 ( Tehran - Liège , 1975 ) . ( Hereafter Boyce , Reader . ] 120 A word
Page of a Sogdian miniature hymnal with Middle Persian and Parthian passages
. ( M 801 ) . Size : 3.6 x 9.1 cm . Location : Ruin Alpha , Kočo . Date : 7th / 9th
century This little book , which is remarkable in view of its contents , was
2 Dans les exemples cités , la plupart des références sont au Reader de M.
BOYCE ( A Reader in Manichaean Middle Persian and Parthian , Acta Iranica 9 ,
Téhéran - Liège 1975 ) . Les autres sources sont : $ b . = D. N. MacKenzie ,
Author: Wojciech Skalmowski
Publisher: Peeters Publishers
This volume presents the proceedings of a conference organized in a manner that the papers should cover most areas of research in the field of Middle Iranian. Several contributions contain surveys, summaries, methodological notes or proposals for new research. In this respect the volume may serve as a partial guide to the present state of research. Special attention is paid to Middle Persian, particularly to Pahlavi. Several articles deal with or are devoted to Khotanese.
(1968) 'Middle Persian Literature', in Handbuch der Orientalistik IV, 2, 1. Leiden
and Cologne: Brill, pp. 31–66. ——(1975) A Reader in Manichaean Middle Persian and Parthian. Tehran and Liège: Brill (Acta Iranica 9). ——(1977) A Word
Author: Gernot Windfuhr
Category: Foreign Language Study
The Iranian languages form the major eastern branch of the Indo-European group of languages, itself part of the larger Indo-Iranian family. Estimated to have between 150 and 200 million native speakers, the Iranian languages constitute one of the world’s major language families. This comprehensive volume offers a detailed overview of the principle languages which make up this group: Old Iranian, Middle Iranian, and New Iranian. The Iranian Languages is divided into fifteen chapters. The introductory chapters by the editor present a general overview and a detailed discussion of the linguistic typology of Iranian. The individual chapters which follow are written by leading experts in the field. These provide the reader with concise, non-technical descriptions of a range of Iranian languages. Each chapter follows the same pattern and sequence of topics, taking the reader through the significant features not only of phonology and morphology but also of syntax; from phrase level to complex sentences and pragmatics. Ample examples on all levels are provided with detailed annotation for the non-specialist reader. In addition, each chapter covers lexis, sociolinguistic and typological issues, and concludes with annotated sample texts. This unique resource is the ideal companion for undergraduate and postgraduate students of linguistics and language. It will also be of interest to researchers or anyone with an interest in historical linguistics, linguistics anthropology and language development. Gernot Windfuhr is Professor of Iranian Studies at the University of Michigan; he has published widely on Persian and Iranian languages and linguistics and related languages, as well as on other aspects of Iranian culture including Persian literature and Pre-Islamic Iranian religions.
Middle Persian and Parthian Texts in the Turfan Collection Desmond Durkin.
Bibliography Allberry 1938 C . R . C . Allberry : A Manichaean Psalm - Book ,
Stuttgart 1938 ( Manichean Manuscripts in the Chester Beatty Collection 2 ) .
Author: Desmond Durkin
Publisher: Brepols Pub
The 'Hymns to the Living Soul' presents texts in the Iranian languages Middle Persian and Parthian from the Turfan Collection in Berlin together with two fragments from the Otani Collection in Kyoto and one from St. Petersburg. The texts belong to the Manichaean community in Central Asia of a millennium ago which used Middle Persian and Parthian hymns in its rituals and celebrations. These hymns are predominantly in Parthian. They focus on a key area of Manichaean theology, the imprisonment of the divine principle light in the material world and the need for the Manichaean Chosen Ones to free this light, as they free themselves, in order to send it back to the paradise of light to where the Chosen Ones will eventually follow it. This edition gathers all the relevant published and unpublished texts (lists of hymns, hymns and 'cantillated' hymns as well as some possibly related hymns) and presents them in diplomatic edition together with a transcription and translation into English on facing pages. Unlike in previous editions great attention is paid to the formal structure of the hymns. An extensive introduction, notes, a complete glossary and facsimiles of fragments not previously reproduced accompany the edition. Will interest: Students of Manichaeism; of Central Asian history and cultures; of comparative religion; of Iranian languages and literatures.
M . BOYCE , The Manichaean hymn cycles in Parthian , London , etc . , 1954 . M .
BOYCE , A reader in Manichaean Middle Persian and Parthian . Texts with notes
, Tehran and Liège , 1975 ( Acta Iranica 9 ) . H . J . W . DRIJVERS , Bardaisan ...
Boyce , M. , “ Middle Iranian Literature ” , in Handbuch der Orientalistik I , 2 , 1 ,
Leiden - Cologne , 1968 , pp . 31-66 . Boyce , M. , A Reader in Manichaean Middle Persian and Parthian , Acta Iranica 9 , Tehran and Liège , 1975 . Boyce ,
M. , A ...
For a new edition of the hymns for the church hierarchy and the church
dignitaries see : M . BOYCE , A Reader in Manichaean Middle Persian and Parthian . ( Acta Iranica 9 ) . Leiden / Teheran - Liège 1975 , 144 - 152 . E . g .
Turfan texts M 11 ...
Manichaean Literature , Representative Texts Chiefly from Middle Persian and
Parthian Writings ( “ Persian Heritage ... A Reader in Manichaean Middle Persian and Parthian ; Texts with Notes ( Acta Iranica 9 ) , Leiden / Téhéran / Liege : E . J
Boyce , Mary 1960 : A Catalogue of the Iranian Manuscripts in Manichean Script
in the German Turfan Collection . VIODAWB ; Nr . 45 . Boyce , Mary 1975 : A Reader in Manichaean Middle Persian and Parthian . Texts with Notes .
Author: Nils Arne Pedersen
Publisher: Aarhus Universitetsforlag
Mani, the founder of the Manichaen religion, was a Babylonian who lived from AD 216 to 277. His aim was to liberate the human soul from its enslavement in the world of material and secular reality. The way to salvation involved the observation of certain commandments, most of which were concerned with ritual and with abstinence from sensual pleasures. The Manichees also devoted much attention to spreading the true faith, and from their home in Babylon, Manichaen missionaries penetrated as far as Western Europe and China. Though Manichaeism never became a universal religion, it survived for more than 1000 years, and its extreme dualism served as inspiration for other movements on the fringe of the Christian Church. The Coptic text known as the "Sermon on the Great War" is a primary source for the philosophy and rituals of the Manichees. The narrative describes the "great war" in which the Manichees will be persecuted, the "peaceable kingdom" which will follow, the coming of Christ and the end of the world.
103 M. BOYCE , A Reader in Manichaean Middle Persian and Parthian ( Leiden ,
1975 ) ( Acta Iranica . 24 Série 2 ) VII . 104 ( M 10R 10 - V 22 ; E. WALDSCHMIDT
, W. LENTZ , Die Stellung Jesu im Manichäismus ( Berlin , 1926 ) ( APAW , phil ...
The Middle Persian terms chosen by Manichaean missionaries working in Pars
at that time show, however, that the word ... references to MP and Parthian texts
are given here from Boyce, A Reader in Manichaean Middle Persian and Parthian.