The First Three Hymns of the Ahunauuaitī Gāθā: The Avestan Text of Yasna 28-30 and Its Tradition (Handbook of Oriental Studies. Section 2 South Asia #4) (Hardcover)

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At the center of this book stands a text-critical edition of three chapters of the Gāthās, exemplifying the editorial methodology developed by the "Multimedia Yasna" (MUYA) project and its application to the Old Avestan parts of the Yasna liturgy.
Proceeding from this edition, the book explores aspects of the transmission and ritual embedding of the text, and of its late antique exegetical reception in the Middle Persian (Pahlavi) tradition. Drawing also on a contemporary performance of the Yasna that was filmed by MUYA in Mumbai in 2017, the book aims to convey a sense of the Avestan language in its role as a central element of continuity around which the Zoroastrian tradition has evolved from its prehistoric roots up to the modern era.


Product Details
ISBN: 9789004529168
ISBN-10: 9004529160
Publisher: Brill
Publication Date: December 1st, 2022
Pages: 572
Language: English
Series: Handbook of Oriental Studies. Section 2 South Asia