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Bibil Identifier bibil:239519
Publication Type Book
Title (English, Long) Miscellaneous Hymns
Title (English, ) Middle Persian and Parthian Hymns in the Turfan Collection
Editor Durkin-Meisterernst, Desmond
Series Berliner Turfantexte (Volume: xxxi)
Year (Publication) 2014
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2014
Year (Copyright) 2014
Year (Reference) 2014
Library BCU/Dorigny, Lausanne
Signature USB 3173
Department Magasin 3
Publishing house Brepols
Place Turnhout
ISBN 978-2-503-54628-5
Edition number 1
Language Multilingual
Pages 442 Pages
height in cm 30
Genre Original
Abstract This edition presents a large collection of (unpublished) fragments of Middle Persian and Parthian Manichaean hymns, both in the original language and translated into English.
This is an edition of a large number of fragments of Middle Persian and Parthian Manichaean hymns in the Berlin Turfan Collection. M. Boyce in the register of her 1960 Catalogue of the Iranian Manuscripts in Manichaean script in the German Turfan Collection identified fragments of hymns 'to the Third Messenger' (group 44); 'Parthian hymns written in couplets, unclassified' (group 58) and 'Hymns, unclassified, including poems' (group 81). Though some of these fragments have been published in the meantime and others are very small, this yields more than 250 previously unpublished fragments, many of considerable size. The fragments are presented in diplomatic edition together with a transcription and translation into English. Since most of the hymns are abecedarian they are presented as far as possible in strophic form. An extensive introduction, notes, a complete glossary and facsimiles of joined fragments accompany the edition.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Milieu : Gnosticism : Sects and Schools : Manicheism
Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Near East : Persia
Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Near East : Persia : History and Civilization : Parthian Empire (238 BCE-224 CE)
Genres Edition (Original Text)
Modern Translation
Last modification 2017-10-27