Poets, priest, scribes and (e-)librarians. The transmission of holy wisdom in Zoroastrianism
|Event Date/Time: Sep 02, 2009||End Date/Time: Sep 05, 2009|
|Registration Date: Jul 30, 2009|
|Early Registration Date: May 30, 2009|
|Abstract Submission Date: Mar 30, 2009|
One of the main interests of the work with the Avestan manuscripts (although not the only one) is the edition of the Avestan texts transmitted. Therefore, we would like to address the question about the necessity of a new edition of the Avesta after the edition of K. F. Geldner. Accordingly, a deep analysis of Gedlner's method and edition is strongly needed. We hope also that the conference could provide an overview about the different Avestan texts that are being edited in the actuality and which are considered the main desiderata in this field.
Although the main focus of the conference is the transmission of the Avesta, we would like also to cover the transmission of other Zoroastrian texts, especially the Pahlavi books, since they share some of the problems of the Avesta transmission. It will provide also an overview of the different Pahlavi words that are going to edited in the actuality.
Each thematic block is going to be opened by an invited talk by one relevant specialist of the field. The invitation of the organizers have already be accepted by P.O. SkjaervÃ¸, J. Kellens, A. Hintze, F. Kotwal and U. Sims-Willams.