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Peschl, Benedikt Thomas (2020) The first three hymns of the Ahunauuaitī Gāϑā: The Avestan text of Yasna 28–30 and its tradition. PhD thesis. SOAS University of London. DOI:

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The liturgical use of texts composed in the Avestan language (2nd–1st millennium BCE) represents a central element of continuity around which the Zoroastrian tradition has evolved from its prehistoric roots up until the modern era. Based on an edition and examination of three Old Avestan chapters of the Yasna liturgy (Yasna 28–30), this thesis explores aspects of their employment in the ritual and of their exegetical reception. This way, it aims to convey a sense of the interconnectedness of the texts with the ritual as well as of the multi-layered yet diachronically interlinked character of the Zoroastrian textual tradition.

Item Type: Theses (PhD)
SOAS Departments & Centres: SOAS Research Theses
Supervisors Name: Almut Hintze
DOI (Digital Object Identifier):
Date Deposited: 20 Jul 2021 19:51
Funders: European Union

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